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Help with Plant Identification Please

I've noticed this plant growing in an old pot hidden behind the garage any ideas what it is? 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    It looks very much like Salix caprea, aka Goat Willow, the fluffy seeds of which get blown everywhere and seem to especially like neglected pots.  I get them popping-up in my blueberry pots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    this is the second specimen to appear today.
    I'd remove it ASAP
    Devon.
  • Thank you! A goat willow had never crossed my mind. What would be the issue of planting it out Hostafan1? I know nothing about willows so will read up this evening.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,624
    It's a thug, grows very big very quickly and saps water and nutrients from the soil.  No redeeming features in form, foliage, flowers, colour, perfume..........
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Got it! :) Thanks Obelixx. Fortunately it's in a pot so I can easily tip it out into the garden waste and re-use the pot now I've found it. Thanks all! 
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