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Plant ID please.

blunty75blunty75 Posts: 4
Several of these have appeared in my garden. Can anyone tell me what they could be? The first photo is one which is a couple of years old, the second has appeared this year. Thank you


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,678
    I'd say salix caprea, goat willow , bit of a thug in the average garden. Beware,
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Agree, I have to pull these up regularly from my blueberry pots, where they look just like a new blueberry shoot until you look more closely.  The fluffy seeds are blown everywhere by the wind.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • blunty75blunty75 Posts: 4
    Its good to finally know what it is. Thank you. :)
    I think I will be vigilant and remove any that put in an appearance in the flower beds but keep one in a pot for as long as it will tolerate it. Looks like its great for butterflies. 
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