knotweed - or something else?
Hi, can anyone help me identify what this is - its begun springing up at the bottom of some old shrubs - never seen before in the last 5 years. It doesn't look like knotweed to me, but I've already had a few comments from neighbours - can anyone help? It doesn't have the typical purple asparagus-like tips of emerging knotweed - but it is vigorous and seems to be spreading. Any ideas what this might be, and how to eliminate it? Many thanks!
Please do add more good close ups as it opens.
Will need to go away and read up ...don't know the different sp.
Could it be on ivy?
Ivy Broomrape - Orobanche hederaehttps://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/ivy-broomrape
Just looking on www...no idea that we had so many in UK
Plant Finder | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora
Birds Nest Orchid is Neottia nidus-avis
Broomrape is Orobanche reticulata or other variants depending on the host plant.
Not just Orobanche reticulata which you mention above ...common name thistle broom rape.