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Been asked what this is.

PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104
Not the best images, but this flowered early in the year and the flower was one left over.
The leaves.


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,497
    Comfrey or borage maybe?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Don't think that's borage, the stems don't look spiky and the flowers are the wrong shape... Not sure what it is though.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104
    edited August 2020
    If it helps the seeds were tiny.
    Been suggested as Digitalis lutea. Any thoughts?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439
    Leaves in pic 1 are really hairy on the edges.
    Maybe also top surface.
    2nd pic ...leaves look very different.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Agree with silver surfer. These are 2 different plants.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,828
    edited August 2020
    The second pic reminds me of aged erythronium leaves ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104
    The leaves in the first picture may be from a thistle behind the true plant. The flower is definitely coming from the base of the stem in the second picture. Very difficult place to get a picture to be honest. It nearly crippled my back getting these.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439
    edited August 2020
    1st pic.   Flower bud on very hairy stem.... with above mentioned very hairy leaves wrapped around it.
    Sorry need clear pics to show flower.
    Not enough to go on at present. Sorry!

    2nd pic..different plant altogether.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104
    Thanks. Will have to wait until next year now. But that flower was definitely on that stem.
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 618
    I don't think it's Digitalis lutea as it has flowers that are very small. Could it be Digitalis mertonensis?
    East Anglia
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