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CraighBCraighB Posts: 758
Hi guys,

Would like to know if this is a weed or a plant?

Thanks :)


  • seakaleseakale Posts: 142
    I think it’s a plantain
    i would consider it a weed
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,452
    Ribwort plantain.
    I would consider it a plant. :p
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  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 758
    Hmm yes that's definately the one however I don't fancy eating it. It doesn't look very appetising  :)

    However I'm sure I do have some veg growing amongst the long grass that I've not mown yet so I will get some photos of it in here soon in hope you can all tell me what they are :)

  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Apparently the roots are very good for activating a compost bin. I would never put the seed head in but I do add the chopped roots. Too much time on my hands I know. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,903
    Birds and poultry love the ripe seeds. 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    Great in the compost and for wildlife so I weed it out of veg and ornamental beds but leave it in the wilder areas.  That way we all win.
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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,688
    I'd agree that the pic shows ribwort plantain.

    It's a plant which can be seen as a weed - but it is definitely a plant nevertheless  :)

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 758
    Ok I have a few more for you :)

    There is this....

    And these... They grow all over a rockery that somebody has made in the garden. 

  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 958
    The first two look like opium poppies. The next two could be one of the smaller persicaria?
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