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Weed ID please...

Anyone know what this is? It popped up last autumn next to the hellebores and I was curious so I kept it, probably something really boring... 

Leaves are slightly hairy. 

Thanks in advance! 

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  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    Foxglove i think
  • cassie.a.stewartcassie.a.stewart Posts: 279
    edited April 2020
    Foxglove i think
    That was my first thought, but then wondered if it may be too obvious...

    Plus its lacking the rosette formation the leaves usually have. But I could be wrong.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    It looks more like rudbeckia to me...
  • It looks more like rudbeckia to me...
    Interesting... If it is I have no idea how it got here! 
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    Its  Alkanet or Pentaglottis sempervirens.  Pretty but it can be a pest with long tap roots. 
    East Anglia
  • Asarum said:
    Its  Alkanet or Pentaglottis sempervirens.  Pretty but it can be a pest with long tap roots. 
    Ah, yes, that makes a lot of sense actually as it grows inbetween the cracks in the pavers! Thank you! 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,710
    Definitely Pentaglottis sempervirens..the white dots are a clue.
    An invasive thug

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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