name that weed

Does anyone know what this is?

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Looks like wild avens, Geum urbanum. seeds like mad and the seeds stick to animals,clothes and anything else they can hook onto,

  • It looks like the wild geum rivale - if it is it will spread vigourously with shallow roots, and rather like strawberry runners new plantlets will appear all around.  It has tiny yellow flowers and likes damp or boggy ground.

    In my garden I try to lift all plantlets as soon as I see them as it is something of a thug.  I think it came in with some pond plants.

  • Thanks, I definitely have damp and boggy ground at the moment! I'll have to keep on top of it, is it ok to put in the compost before it's flowered?

  • I agree with Nut, most likely to be Geum urbanum, Herb Bennet. Geum rivale (Water avens) has peach-coloured flowers and would be less likely as a garden weed. Herb Bennet doesn't mind wet or dry conditions. As it's a perennial, I wouldn't put the roots on a compost heap.

  • It looks like Geum Urbanum to me to. My mum's garden is full of this wildflower/weed, nightmare to pull up. Pull it up quick...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I have far too much of this one. I don't know if anything eats it, if they do they don't make much impression on it

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    I have far too much of this one. I don't know if anything eats it, if they do they don't make much impression on it

     

    That made me laugh Nut.

  • Me too nut lol

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

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    I like to cheer people up

  • definitely not in the compost bin - one for the council recycling

    on a more cheerful note - where this grows is also good for snowdrops, primroses and geraniums

     

    and yes NutC, I've almost certainly got my geums muddled up - whatever - its the wild one!

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