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Wild flower ID please

ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
I found this growing in the paddock - does anyone have any idea what it is pkease?


  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Possibly pignut, but would be easier to tell if the flower was further on.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    Could be pignut - it's the right time of year :)
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    There are one or two more, so will check it when it flowers - we have goats, so I was hoping for an ID so we could remove it quickly if it is poisonous.
    Many thanks.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    It's classified as edible. The badgers are happy enough to dig mine up to eat the roots!
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    edited May 2022
    I put the cut flower into water and this is how it has developed ... do you still think it is pignut?

  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    I'm not sure. Possibly wild carrot, as was also suggested above?

    I just took this photo of pignut. It looks similar to yours, but lighter green foliage, less stiff. But this came from long grass, so growing with lots of competition.
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    Thank you ... I think that confirms that it is pignut - the 'darker' foliage on mine is due to the ipad and taken in the kitchen rather than in natural light. Mine was picked a week ago when the grass was a little shorter - also, it might have been taller had I left it to grow.
    Thanks again. 😊
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    I don't know Pignut well but can confirm it's not Wild Carrot

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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