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Is this a weed?

JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 597
It has quite fleshy leaves and tiny white\blue flowers on upright stems, it has pretty shallow roots but seems to spread. I think it may have come in with another plant.

thanks for your thoughts.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 17,000
    Forget me not
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 597
    Nope B3 the flowers are minuscule. Also the stems are thicker and less woody than the forget me nots… perhaps a photo together for comparison would help…. I’ll go get one 😍
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 597
    Weird plant next to classic forget me not….. by the way hubby thinks I’m mad wandering in and out taking bits off plants for photos 🤪
  • B3B3 Posts: 17,000
    I haven't a clue.😕  
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,083
    It looks like Valerianella locusta/lambs lettuce to me, the wild type not a cultivated version.



  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 597
    Thanks Skandi, pretty much a weed but with benefits that it’s apparently edible. 

    Probably explains why it smells like lettuce when you pull it out.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,415
    edited 4 May
    Or alkanet? But the leaves look a bit too long. There's a wild forget me not called Myosotis sylvatica too.  Picture in my wildflower book

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,248
    @Jacquimcmahon is this like your plant?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,415
    I think I've misunderstood, the second photo is a comparison to normal forget me not. The flowers you are showing are small clusters of almost white. Must be the lettuce thing  :)
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 597
    Yes it’s definitely more like the “lettuce thing” …. 🥬 
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