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Plant/weed ID please

SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
Appeared this year amongst my Mum’s hydrangeas


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,107
    leycesteria formosa?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736
    edited May 2020
    leycesteria formosa?
    I agree ... 100%
    Often a gift from a passing bird
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
    Had to google that one! It might be... perhaps I need to wait for some flowers. 
  • Lynne102Lynne102 Posts: 6
    I would agree. When we lived in the country near the coast we referred to it as pheasant food as it flowers and berries.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,215
    Young plants look nothing like the adult plants.
    pitter patter is perfectly correct.....Leycesteria formosa.
    Common names include.Himalayan honeysuckle,flowering nutmeg, Himalaya nutmeg, granny's curls or pheasant berry,

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
    wow! Really impressive ID skills, thank you so much
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