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Good morning all, can someone tell me what this plant is? It caused a severe reaction to a young child with hives developing over most of the body. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited April 2021
    Deleted as answered while I was posting.
  • coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 194
    To me it loos like liverworth. If it is I have found this link:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/14365809_Allergic_contact_dermatitis_to_liverworts_lichens_and_mosses.
    He should see a doctor perhaps.

    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 194
    You could also google "liverworth in skin reactions", hope the lad is ok.
    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,320
    The large green leaves look like ragwort 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=299

    It is certainly not a liverwort. 

    The first photo looks like a very tatty Red Deadnettle
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/red-dead-nettle  

    It’s name Dead Nettle indicates that it doesn’t sting, but like many plants it has tiny soft hairs which may cause a rash on those with very sensitive skin. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,500
    I agree with ragwort
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  • coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 194
    I stand corrected :) Hope the lad gets better soon. 
    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    I would agree with Dove on both plants. 
    I don’t think either of those has caused that reaction in your child.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,320
    I knew a child with very sensitive skin who would get a rash from simply playing on recently mown grass .., it seemed to be the sap triggering it ... but she grew out of it. In the meantime an antihistamine   cream or calamine lotion calmed it. 

    But of course, if the child appears unwell or you are at all concerned you should seek medical advice promptly. 

    There’s loads of things that can trigger a rash ... some are not a problem but some are very nasty indeed. 
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Ragwort was what I was posting earlier but I thought their flowers were yellow and not  mauve as in the first photo.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited April 2021
    The first picture of the flower does not look like it comes from the plant in the second picture. Second picture looks like a rosette of a young ragwort plant (the eventual flowers are yellow and grow higher) and this would cause a rash or allergy. Could there be a mix up and the small pink flower is from a dead nettle? 



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