Please help ID this plant

jonesfamilyukjonesfamilyuk Worcester Posts: 2
I found this plant growing by the side of my house.  It has broad, strong, stiff leaves with sharp thorns around the leaf edges. Is it a weed? 


  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 962
    edited August 2019
    I was thinking hellebore argutifolius, but maybe the leaves are too wide for it to be that.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,468
    I'd say it's Eringium, aka sea holly.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,383
    Helleborus argutifolius

    Woke up again
    To my chagrin
    Getting sick and tired of
    Feeling sick and tired again
  • jonesfamilyukjonesfamilyuk Worcester Posts: 2
    Thank you Hexagon, Joshua47 and punkdoc for your quick responses. I would happy with the plant turning out to be either Eringium or Helleborus argutifolius.  I plan to leave it where it is and shall post a photo when it flowers.  Thanks again for your help. 
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 962
    edited August 2019
    I have a hellborus argutofolium and whilst it adds some structure, I find it ugly. Glad it’s in the front garden where I don’t have to look at it all the time! 😆It’s somehow managed to seed in the back though, I should reunite it with its parent.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,549
    edited August 2019
    Beauty is in the eye of a the beholder ... I really like them 😊 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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