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Is this a plant?

Everything so overgrown am trying to tidy things up and dug up what I thought was a weed but the roots seem strong and I thought all weeds had fragile roots. Was wondering what it was, if it is a plant I can maybe pass it on to next door or if a weed just let it die


  • CharlotteFCharlotteF East Surrey, UKPosts: 337
    I may be wrong but it looks like it could be pendulous sedge. In which case, get rid! Some people do have it in gardens but it is a terrible thug and most people don't want it for that reason. 

    Not all weeds have flimsy roots: quick flowering annual ones sometimes do, but perennial weeds often have beastly roots... think dock, brambles, nettles, dandelions. Of course what is a weed in your garden is up to you: weeds are plants too! Just very successful ones that often end up in unhelpful places...
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,378
    I agree- it just seems to pop up from nowhere, best not to let it seed - get rid
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Wow thanks for your replies, I googled pendulous sedge and do not have a clue where this has come from.  Am so grateful for your advice and will get rid of it straight away
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    It seeds everywhere, so it'll have come from somewhere nearby - or not even that close!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • All are plants but some are in the wrong place that we would like them.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,511
    "I thought all weeds had fragile roots"

    Not at all. Weeds are just plants like any other. Some have roots that go down to Oz.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    You certainly wouldn't want that thing in your garden  ;)

    Annual weeds tend to have shallow roots [I don't think I'd use the word fragile] so they're easily dismissed with a hoe or a gentle pull. Perennial weeds are different, and far more tenacious, as the many threads on this forum can show on a regular basis.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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