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Hello everyone! I’ve tried a plant id app and had little luck. Can anyone please tell me what this is? I’m guessing it’s a weed as lots of them are popping up in my raised beds. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,348
    edited March 2022
    It does, but it also has a look of knapweed.
    Are the leaves soft or firm @Messynessy,and what height is it?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,076
    Looks like euphorbia to me too.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    It would help to see the stem if poss...
  • The leaves are quite soft. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,263
    @Messynessy Yes it is Euphorbia I would not touch it without gloves as sap is an irritant. You may find there is a plant say in a neighbours garden that has seeded into yours? They are lovely in flower but it will take a few years for these small seedlings to do so.
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Yeah that stem is a dead giveaway
  • Thanks for all your help. I think I pulled up quite a few last year thinking they were weeds. Will definitely let them grow now. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,958
    You probably won't need them all😉
    Watch out for the ones that sneak into the middle of shrubs. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Yes it is looks like Caper Spurge which was a weed in my last garden as it seeded everywhere.
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