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So I bought what I thought was a packet of Californian poppy seeds, scattered some about and these have come up. I'm confused... 

Anyone any thoughts on what they are?  

(excuse the rough looking ground, waiting on a delivery of pebbles!)

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,299
    Fumaria officinalis, the common fumitory
  • Wow, that was quick! Thank you. 

    That's cleared things up for me. Guess I probably won't be using that seed company again...
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I was thinking they look rather like Californian poppies!  which do look rather like fumitory.  If it were my garden, I'd wait and see.  Fumitory is a pretty little wild flower, and easy enough to pull out before it goes to seed.  And don't blame the seed company; if it is fumitory, it was probably in the soil already.  I think perhaps it's one of those that needs light to germinate, so you might have brought then to the surface when you prepared the soil for sowing.

    A couple of years ago, I was congratulating myself for getting carrot seed to germinate for the first time ever.  Though I was puzzled how some of the seedlings were quite a long way from the straight row of seeds I'd sown.  They were gratifyingly quick-growing too.  When they produced little purple flowers, the penny dropped:  I'd been nurturing a crop of fumitory.  That was in a newly-filled raised bed.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    The flowering buds tend to suggest they're not Californian poppies  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    josusa47 said:
    I was thinking they look rather like Californian poppies!  which do look rather like fumitory.  If it were my garden, I'd wait and see. 
    First pic showing flowers is as Palustris say....Fumaria officinalis,


    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,661
    Agree. Fumaria officinalis. We have in the garden and do like the flowers but it can become very rampant and take over certain areas.
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