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Weeds or plants - help ID please

I have loads of seedlings growing in a patch of my garden and I have no idea whether they are weeds or plants. I have attached some photos which I hope can assist in their identification. Thank you.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,206
    Looks like nigella to me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I agree, Nigella seedlings.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,421
    Me three. l have a whole load that look the same.
  • Thank you all for your help
  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 328
    Dicentra formosa seedlings?
    East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.
  • i was thinking they looked very much like poached egg plant; Limnanthes douglasii. they'll pop up all over.
  • the leaves don't look quite right for nigella.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,206
    Well,I think we're agreed that they're not weeds😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • anna146anna146 Posts: 22
    edited February 2021
    Thank you. As long as they are not weeds they can happily stay. They are in the area of garden I keep for wild flowers for bees and butterflies. Just wanted to check I wasn't cultivating weeds. 
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