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Hi, does anyone have any idea what this is? It's grown huge, but no sign of any flower all summer



  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,128
    My vote goes to evening primrose too. Don’t like it myself, a gangly thing with unattractive yellow flowers that splutter and die.
    Rutland, England
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,969
    Why don't you leave if, see what happens and let us know?
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,827
    It's a puzzle.  My evening primrose are much smaller and don't have pointy bits on the foliage but then they're a perennial form - according to the label.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,811
    I'd go with teasel. Our neighbour planted/sowed seeds to feed the birds/bees in some waste ground behind us and now they are coming up in my garden.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    Thanks very much for all the replies. I had a look this morning to see if they have prickly bits, but they don't seem to and the leaf seems almost white underneath. Would this lean more towards the Evening Primrose? 
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    Hi, this is the plant now and I still have no idea what it is, but it has spread a lot. Does anyone have any ideas please?
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    The leaves don't look wide enough for teasel ...certainly not like the teasel in my garden. My teasel leaves are rather more rounded, than pointed ... I think. 😊
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,725
    LG_ said:
    I'd generally go with what @Silver surfer says on IDs!
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