Flower or Weed?


 Can someone please tell me if this is a flower or weed? 

I planted wild seed flowers last year and this has started popping up all over my garden, but I am not sure if it is a weed or flower ? 


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  • No easy to say but would say its a weed , what type , no sure

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I've sown Candytuft and have lots of shoots but 2 different types, so I have the same dilemma!!  Although I think the 'weed' ones may actually be what was growing there last year, I'm leaving them to see what happens image

    Cant help with your plant ID though sorry image

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Could be a Willowherb, in which case pull it out before it goes to seed.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    It looks like a willowherb to me.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,356

    And me.  Pull a bit up - young willowherb tops will break off leaving the roots and if you dig those out they are very shallow.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I'm agreeing with willowherb! It's one of the nuisance weeds that loves my garden. Must be a good seed bank in my soil as I never let it flower or go to seed and it still pops up all over the place every year!! image It's easy to hoik out the ground though!

  • Are these the ones that have purple flowers? I am creating a "wild flower" section in my garden - attract the bees & butterflys. I am just thinking if it is the purple one I may keep this plant and pull out the rest. If it is not the on I am thinking of though and it just stays green then it shall be out tomorrow image 

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Are you thinking of Rosebay Willowherb, Chamerion angustifolium? It's not that, it's an Epilobium species. They have smallish to very small pinkish flowers and produce huge amounts of seed. 

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