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Please help ID this plant

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? 


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I'd say it's Eringium, aka sea holly.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,953
    Helleborus argutifolius

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • 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. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864
    edited August 2019
    Beauty is in the eye of a the beholder ... I really like them 😊 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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