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DedekindDedekind Posts: 171
Can anyone identify this plant for me please? Seems a weed to me as I didn't plant it and it seems to be spreading.

Also it is always surrounded by bumblebees.


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,701
    edited April 2021
    Cardamine hirsuta L. commonly called hairy bittercress.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,995
    Try and get it out as soon as you spot it, it spreads like crazy. The seedheads practically explode everywhere.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,023
    It will  happily grow in a bucket of sand or a bucket of water., Totally  adaptable😒  
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,891
    Have spent many hours digging them up hopefully before they seed but not always successful.
    Apparently you can eat the leaves as a salad crop but never done it.

  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    This definitely qualifies for the ' one years seeds,seven years weeds ' adage
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,138
    Cardamine hirsuta...hairy bittercress.
    This weed can flower /go to seed even  when miniscule.
    Impossible to eliminate as even a tiny stone can hid it from sight.
    First pic growing in moss.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    Well it looks cute growing in moss..................
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,138
    Ceres said:
    Well it looks cute growing in moss..................
    Cute is not a word I would ever use about this blinking menace./pest
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DedekindDedekind Posts: 171
    Thanks everyone! I will try to remove as much as I can as soon as I can. Those in the picture came up extremely easy with a very light pull (they are appearing on a mulched border)
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