Help with identification....
Apologies for my ignorance with this but could anybody identify this at all please?
It seems to be growing with some gusto around the base of a dwarf apple tree - cold it be to the detriment of that as there has been little blossom this year ?
Looks like a Liatris which has usually pink or white flower spikes and is much loved by butterflies etc. If it is that then I don't think it would cause any harm, maybe just water the tree a bit more to make up for it and then move it to a better place after it's flowered?
That's assuming im right. Any one else have an idea? Hard to be sure as the pic is blurred a bit if I zoom in.
Thanks for the quick reply - looks like you're quite correct !
just after posting we found a card from some Liatris bulbs which appeared to be the ones.
Could of been planted intentionally for the butterfies on reflection so we'll wait to see what happens !
Mystery solved I think...Thanks again.
edited May 2020
I thinks it's Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) which does look similar to young liatris:
A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
. Yes could be that too, both have a similar form. Without flowers it's hard to be accurate. But I hope for Op's sake it is Liatris, toad flax is a bit thuggy I think. He/she has found a label for Liatris too.