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ElferElfer Posts: 329
A few of these have popped up around my hydrangea where I had put down 5cm of mulch! Looks a bit like corriander or parsley but doesn't smell like one. What is it?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    Larkspur seedlings?
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  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    Looked up Larkspur seedlings and they seem a bit more upright and purposeful as per pic below whereas the plant I uploaded seems shabby, leaf structure seems the same though. Larkspur is pretty though, is it considered a garden plant or an unwanted guest/weed?


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Could they be escholzia seedlings? (Californian Poppy)
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    edited June 2021
    Larkspur is a pretty cottage garden annual ... also known as annual delphinium. Lovely. 
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    I suppose if you put poppy and larkspur on your compost heap there’s a good chance they will come up after it’s spread, I don’t think the usual garden compost gets hot enough to kill off all seeds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    edited June 2021
    Californian poppy seedlings are similar as per below pic but again more purposeful. I do have a digitalis planted next to it so will let it grow for bit and see what we get. I used commercial erecreous compost as mulch as I had some leftover.

    Thanks everyone.


  • robairdmacraignilrobairdmacraignil CorkPosts: 586
    Is it a type of fumaria?

    They grow fast so you should get some flowers to confirm if this is what they are fairly quickly.
  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    Another potential suspect, the mystery deepens.


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