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OwlbearOwlbear Posts: 49
Hello, bit of a long shot but just wondering if someone might be able to take a guess as to what these are (the last two I am almost certain are just going to be weeds but since I wondered about the first two figured might as well ask). This is Southern England. 1,2 and 4 are all fairly small, 3 is about 20-25cm across.







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    I's say 1 & 2 are Foxglove seedlings and 3 & 4 may be Lapsana Communis (a common weed/wildflower often known as Nipplewort.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I have two similar to 1 and 2 and hoping they are foxgloves!
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    If you rub the leaves of 2 and it has a horrible meaty smell, it's woundwort. It spreads along under the surface. You don't want it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • OwlbearOwlbear Posts: 49
    Thanks for the replies. 

    I did wonder if they might be Foxgloves myself but haven't had them in a long time (12+ years). 

    I'll make sure to check for a stench next time I'm out B3 in case they are woundwort.
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