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What do you reckon this is?

So I started some sweet pea seeds, but this obscure looking thing has popped up instead! Just wondered what it could be...🤔


  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose Posts: 574
    It looks as tough it could be a seedling of Lathyrus vernus. Has lovely purple flowers in Spring and seeds prolifically. I have trimmed mine back as it has finished flowering.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2020
    If not that then a vetch of some kind such as Vicia sativa which may have been growing in the sweet pea 'crop' of the suppliers.  The seeds are identical to sweet pea seeds so don't get removed by the robot sorting machines.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I have a couple of those seedlings with my sweet peas too......
  • Wow! I'll try my best to keep it alive and see how it turns out. 😆
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