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Fumaria officinalis. leave or remove?

Nel_StaffsNel_Staffs Posts: 74
edited April 2022 in Plants
This has sprung up in a border, never having been seen in our garden before.  It's  filling a gap at the back of a border, between two shrub roses. I can't see any info that says it will become rampant. So, safe to leave or remove asap?? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996
    Do you like it? Just an annual, pulls out easy

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,357
    This pops up every year for me in one part of my border. I don't know where mine came from either, there isn't any anywhere nearby, so probably hitched a lift on another plant.
    Pretty little thing when not much else is flowering, then just disappears till next year. Looked exquisite when decorated with raindrops :)

  • @nutcutlet. I like it. As Buttercupdays says, it looks quite pretty and not much else is flowering just now. I shall keep it 😊. Thanks both. 
  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 292
    Could it be dicentra formosa?
  • Ooh @SuAtoo. It would be lovely if it was. I shall keep an eye on how the flowers develop 😊
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    How strange. It looks like something I was asking an identity for recently and people thought it might be pignut. Mine is like a small version of your plant but I’ve noticed it in my lawn too.
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