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What is this plant please?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
Here in the border. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,386
    Are the leaves pungent when crushed? It looks a lot like Hedge Woundwort 
    https://incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/apothecary/hedge-woundwort
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    Yes. It’s a bit stinky when I crush the leaves. So not a desirable plant then?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,473
    They have runners that spread through the soil with a new stinky plant every few inches.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    Urg. It’s coming out now
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    How did they get here, so many and I don’t remember them here last year. And is this their babies? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,386
    Have you got foxgloves in your garden?  Or did you have last year?  Those look a bit like foxglove seedlings. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    Hopefully foxglove, it would be more pleasant. I’ll leave the seedlings then. 

    Who wants to be a gardener, turn your back one minute and you get full grown stinkers!
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    I just realised that Watership Down General Woundwort would have been named after this stinker.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,386
    edited May 2021
    Don’t forget the term ‘wort’ indicates that it had a medicinal use, so a useful and much valued plant in the past. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    True, I grow a lot of herbs and edibles, a lot of traditional medicinal plants but that was too stinky for me. Pity because it was so healthy looking too.
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