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Orchid??

This plant is growing quite profusely around one of my ponds.Is it a wild orchid and if so do I need to do anything specific ie pull some of them before they self seed. 

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  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 566
    I can tell you it’s not an orchid. It maybe purple loosestrife, but I’m not convinced. I’m sure someone else will be able identify it for you. 
    East Anglia
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,483
    Not an orchid. Purple loosestrife flowers are different.Looks like a saliva?
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 566
    Marsh woundwort, Stachys palustris?
    East Anglia
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,483
    That looks more like it. Lovely flowers.
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