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What is this plant? Friend or foe?

I don't know what this plant is that is popping up everywhere. I can't identify it clearly in the books I have bought.

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  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Bitter cress. Can be eaten and tastes rather like rocket. It is a weed and does seed around a lot. If it gets flowers it develops pods that pop open flinging seeds out everywhere if touched. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    edited June 2020
    Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) an extremely fast maturing weed (from seed to seeding itself in 5 weeks!)


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Novice2020Novice2020 UKPosts: 34
    Thank you. Do I just pull it out? Or is there a specific way to control it?



    Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) an extremely fast maturing weed (from seed to seeding itself in 5 weeks!)



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    Just pull them out - they hardly have any roots.  Unfortunately, when they do seed, the seed pods 'explode' and scatter seeds far and wide, so try and not let any get to that stage:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Novice2020Novice2020 UKPosts: 34
    Thank you everyone. I'm learning something new each day.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,573
    [...] I'm learning something new each day.
    Me too! That's the beauty of life.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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