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Nuisance weed

peteSpeteS Posts: 800
Can anyone identify this nuisance weed. It grows in all the wall crevices, can get quite long and scraggly and is a haven for slugs and snails. It has tiny purplish flowers with a yellow middle. Cheers.


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    It's ivy-leaved toadflax.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 800
    Thanks for that @Ceres...just looked it up and apparently the leaves are edible, tasting a bit like watercress. Maybe a salad beckons.
  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 590
    One of the most loved plants here! You can cut it back to suit your needs.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 800
    Thanks for the comments, I think I will look at it in a different light from now on.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,405
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,546
    Awwwww. The flat that we recently moved out of had tons of this on the walls of the yard. 

    I loved it. It made the walls part of my pot garden. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    I like it too. You can quite easily tug it out if it gets a bit too much.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,500
    Used this to show my students the stomata underneath the leaves as they are so easily seen under a microscope.
    In our garden and as others have said easy to pull back and controlled.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 800
    Has anyone actually ate some.
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