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Creeper IDs please

LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 766
Hi all,

Trying to get on top of the neglected beds and found one of them full of 3 (or possibly 2) creeping plants. I think one is a creeping buttercup but couldn't identify the other.

Are any of them anything to be overly concerned about or are they just something to overcome slowly?



Thanks everyone!
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  • The one under the buttercup reminds me of a type of lamium but not sure if that's what it is. It also might be a type of mint. Is there a smell from the leaves if you crush them?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    I was wondering whether the third might be Betonis officinalis or one of its relatives …. or maybe Stachys sylvatica?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 766
    Thanks @robairdmacraignil, I'll go and have a sniff later!

    @Dovefromabove Stachys sylvatica is what the plantnet app on my phone suggested. 

    In any of these cases should I be worried? Or should i just be getting ready to get on my hands and knees with a hand fork?
  • I don't recognise it as something particularly worrying anyway.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    Stachys silvatica aka Hedge Woundwort is a native wild plant of hedgerows and woodland fringes.  Quite attractive for the short period it's in flower, and valuable to wildlife as are most if not all of our native species.  Great for a wildlife garden but usually regarded as a weed in most gardens.  

    https://www.woodland-ways.co.uk/blog/flora/hedge-woundwort-stachys-sylvatica/
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    Mostly because it has an awful smell when touched.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    I don't dislike the smell @B3 ... but then it's well known that I have unusual tastes  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    The first has a look of some of the hardy geraniums ... what do others think?
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    Definitely unusual😜
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,030
    I think your initial suspicion @Latimer about photo 1 is right - it looks like Ranunculus repens, Creeping Buttercup, so does photo 2. 

    Creeping buttercup / RHS Gardening

    I had one in my garden and, like you @Dovefromabove, I thought it might be a hardy geranium.  I replanted it in a prominent position and when it really took off I realized that all was not right and out it came!  It's good if you want to create a wildflower meadow though.
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