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Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
Tricky one ( I think ) 
I bought this about 3 years ago. I thought it might be a bit tender to get through the winter so I put it in the polytunnel. By Spring it had rooted so much into the ground I couldn't remove it. 
As you can see , it's in full flower now, about 2m wide and over 1m tall. 
It flowers, then sets seed and dies.
Anyone know it? ( I have the label, just curious if anyone recognises it )



Devon.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    Is it some kind of angelica?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    B3 said:
    Is it some kind of angelica?
    No that I'm aware of. 
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,473
    Some kind of umbellifer, a type of chervil perhaps? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    Umbellifer for sure. 
    I have to say , I've no idea of any common name, but I do have the botanical name.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,922
    I was thinking of the Smyrnium tribe @Hostafan1, but I can’t find one with flowers like that 🤔 

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





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    Not Smyrnium
    Devon.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,460
    My first thought was Chaerophyllum, but the leaves aren't right.


    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    JennyJ said:
    My first thought was Chaerophyllum, but the leaves aren't right.


    Getting a decent shot of the leaves was tricky . I hope they're useful in IDing / runling out.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    Have you any idea where you bought it @Hostafan1?
    If it was an online transaction, you could trace it, or at least email the vendor. Trickier if you just bought it randomly at a GC or similar.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    I KNOW what it is, I'm just wondering if anyone else does.
    Devon.
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