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sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
I'm hoping someone can help identify this rampant seedling which has appeared everywhere this year in my borders.  I suspect it's field bindweed,  but am not sure as its leaf shape is slightly different - its cotyledons are oval/long - a bit like a rowing oar.  Its hypocotyl is short and the true leaves are heart shaped.

Many thanks in advance


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252
    If they smell of Garlic then it is Jack by the hedgerow or Garlic Mustard prope name is Alliaria petiolaris. Very common weed round here.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989
    edited April 2021
    Looks like Jack by the Hedge. Definitely not a bindweed. 

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

  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Thanks for that :) I've been told it does indeed have a faint garlic smell, so I guess garlic mustard it is! :/
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