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Dear Members.

Two images of an ugly plant growing about 2 foot tall with white flowers.

Last image of a little blue flower about 10 inches tall, very dainty.

Never seen them before.

Any tips appreciated.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,351
    I think the first one is beautiful … I think it’s one of my favourite wild flowers Filipendula ulmaria aka Meadowsweet … beautifully scented growing alongside  streams and in damp meadows and ditches … used by herbalists and important in British folklore etc. 
    https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/filipendula-ulmaria/ 

    the second might be Corncockle, but the photo is too blurred to make a proper ID. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,153
    I love meadowsweet too both for the fragrance and the flowers and leaves. I think the leaves look like corncockle Dove so agree with you. 
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 568
    I think the second is linum perenne, perennial blue flax. The leaves look right as do the buds. I'm seeing it as blue and only know corncockle as purple.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,351
    Yes I agree … I know corncockle as more towards the  mauve-purple part of the spectrum  … the problem is that on ‘t’internet those shades are notoriously unreliable particularly when using camera phones etc, hence my request for a better photo. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,914
    edited 30 July
    1.  Please can we see pics to show the leaves...see my pics below.
    It doesn't look quite dainty enough for Filipendula ulmaria...common name Meadow sweet.
    A super wild flower.

    2.   Agree Linum perenne.


    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • I think the first one is beautiful … I think it’s one of my favourite wild flowers Filipendula ulmaria aka Meadowsweet … beautifully scented growing alongside  streams and in damp meadows and ditches … used by herbalists and important in British folklore etc. 
    https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/filipendula-ulmaria/ 

    the second might be Corncockle, but the photo is too blurred to make a proper ID. 

    Dear Member.

    Thank you for the info.

    : )
  • Uff said:
    I love meadowsweet too both for the fragrance and the flowers and leaves. I think the leaves look like corncockle Dove so agree with you. 

    Dear Member.

    Thank you for the info.

    : )
  • I think the second is linum perenne, perennial blue flax. The leaves look right as do the buds. I'm seeing it as blue and only know corncockle as purple.

    Dear Member.

    Thank you for the info.

    : )
  • Yes I agree … I know corncockle as more towards the  mauve-purple part of the spectrum  … the problem is that on ‘t’internet those shades are notoriously unreliable particularly when using camera phones etc, hence my request for a better photo. 😊 

    Dear Member.

    Thank you for the info.

    : )
  • 1.  Please can we see pics to show the leaves...see my pics below.
    It doesn't look quite dainty enough for Filipendula ulmaria...common name Meadow sweet.
    A super wild flower.

    2.   Agree Linum perenne.



    Dear Member.

    Thank you for the info.

    2 pixs of its leaves.

    : )
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