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Is this a weed?

CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 394
I guess it must be, I don't think I've planted anything that it could be.  But best to check before I dig it up!:

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  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,488
    Plantain?
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 394
    Really? God knows how if it is!
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited 7 January
    Doesn't look quite right for plantain to me.  Did you grow anything in the daisy family in/near that area last year?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,485
    I think it's what get it in my garden too sometimes.
    By summer the leaves are a bit prickly then they produce a small deep orange flower.
    I think it may be called Orange Hawkweed
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,379
    I wondered about Hawkweed too, leaves are too hairy for plantain.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 394
    Nothing Daisy related planted @BobTheGardener. I can't even think what was there! Not a lot I don't think. So if it's Hawkweed, should I get rid?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,485
    If it is Hawkweed then yes - they produce seed heads like dandelions and you'll have lots next year if you let it flower.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 394
    Ok thanks, I'll dig it up to be safe
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,698
    This is hawkweed Crazybeelady, it is similar? I can't make my mind up but I think not. Could be wrong though.


  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 394
    I've pulled it up now @Uff so we shall never know!
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