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Another new unknown seedling - ID's welcome :)

Hello GW friends!
A glorious, scorching week ahead after all the rain!
Just a little question from a seed growing novice...a few months back I bought some Scabiosa Atropurpurea seeds, sowing directly into my sunniest border. I have now seen that some seedlings have appeared around and about that same position but I'm not sure if these are indeed Scabiosa seedlings because the foliage does not look to be a match for the good old google results. I do not believe they are a weed, but any reassurance  / ideas much appreciated!
Thank you in advance,


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    Does it smell like parsley?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Something in the carrot family by the looks of it.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Or could it be Escholtzia, Californian poppy?
  • @B3 - well not exactly. I mean it smells very green and fresh - much like grass if I crush it. It really does look like it though!
    @BobTheGardener - yes Just looking at foliage on google now from that family and it really does look VERY similar. Goodness knows where they all came from or what it will be! And so long and good bye to my scabiosa seeds ahahah.

  • @josusa47 - thanks for the suggestion! I am indeed growing some of those poppies elsewhere and somehow the poppy foliage was more misted and feathery, whereas these seedlings are a real acid green and very strong and upright...not sure! But I can't wait to see what they will be, as a lily arum shoot has already appeared today out of bloomin' nowhere. This garden just keeps swinging in with the surprises :)
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