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help with identification .can anyone tell me what this is it is all over a friends garden. spreadin

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  • davehiby55davehiby55 Posts: 4
    can anyone help me with what this is   it is covering a friends garden , spreading via rhizomes
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Looks like 'Fox and cubs' (Pilosella aurantiaca):
    A very pretty weed/wildflower but can be very invasive as your friend has found.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,559
    I suspect it might be the horrible creeping sowthistle my son has been battling for years... the previous owners of the house covered it with groundcover fabric and gravel, but it's found its way out again...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • davehiby55davehiby55 Posts: 4
    I suspect it might be the horrible creeping sowthistle my son has been battling for years... the previous owners of the house covered it with groundcover fabric and gravel, but it's found its way out again...
    thankyou liriodendron it does have similarities but I don't think it is. this apparently doesn't grow that high and it flowers  purple 
  • davehiby55davehiby55 Posts: 4
    Looks like 'Fox and cubs' (Pilosella aurantiaca):
    A very pretty weed/wildflower but can be very invasive as your friend has found.

    good call bobthegardener thankyou 👍🏼
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