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Wildflower ID please

wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
Can anyone stick a name to this flower for me please? I'm trying to recreate a patch of flowers that grows locally so I can attract more bugs. I meant to go and harvest seed last year but totally forgot. :#

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,367
    Valeriana officinalis, Valerian.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
    Perfect, thanks. It looks like I can grow it as a marginal pond plant which is good news too.
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  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 410
    I've not grown it as a marginal but do have it around my pond and there are a lot around our local broad. It was described to me as a good spreader so you might have to remove unwanted seedlings. 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
    I see it a bit locally but it doesn't seem to spread well up here. It's confined to a few ditches and damp spots but it attracts some really interesting insects so it can go crazy in my garden if it wants. I've got some pond baskets that need replanting so I'll prop those up out of the water so they're only half wet and see if that suits them. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
    I'm very impressed with a company called Yellow Flag Wildlfowers. I only found out the name of the plant on Sunday and my seeds came in the post this morning. B)
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