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Kathy46Kathy46 Posts: 23
Sowed plenty of foxglove and hollyhock seeds at the end of my garden and all I got was this! Any ideas what it is?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553
    It looks a bit like Garlic Mustard
    Do the leaves smell when crushed?
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    I think that's garlic mustard or jack-by-the-hedge, Alliaria petiolata.  A wild flower, or weed, depending on your opinion of it...  food plant for caterpillars of orange tip butterflies.
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  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,710
    We discussed this when I did a foraging course a couple of years ago. You might find this interesting Kathy46

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/how-to-use-garlic-mustard-plants.htm
  • Kathy46Kathy46 Posts: 23
    Thank you both for speedy ID. Yes it does smell vaguely garlicky when crushed. Orange tip butterfly food sounds good to me.
  • Kathy46Kathy46 Posts: 23
    Wow, responses from England, Ireland and Scotland in a matter of minutes. This site is a wonder!
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