Mystery Plant

Hello community,

New here so firstly a big hello to everyone. I have a mystery plant growing in my garden. I did not plant it there myself however it has popped up. It is now approximately 3 feet tall and seems to be getting bigger. I have asked at my local gardening center if they can identify it however no one has been able to identify it. So i have come here to see if anyone on the wide web can help me identify it.

 

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 Many thanks in advance for any help given.

 

Posts

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Hi Ruth. Thought it was a euphorbia, and a quick google got Euphorbia lathyris. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    Spot on Panda image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Woo hoo! image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,254

    Theres a lot about this year.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    Long warm summer last year - lots of self-seeding.   They need long dry spells to dry the seedpods enough for them to crack open, shooting the seeds out  http://theseedsite.co.uk/sdforce.html 

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

     

    These are distributed by aliens. I'm sure of it

  • Thanks very much 4thpanda for you reply, I have looked this up and this is exactly the plant I have got. Now I know it is a weed and poisonous I may get rid of it, although it does look good in my garden. I will have to watch it. I am glad that someone is on the ball. As I said my local garden center did not even know what it was.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    Many garden plants are poisonous - euphorbia will not harm you unless you get the sap on your skin or in your eyes.  

    Wear gloves and long sleeves if pulling it up.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 48

    Often called Caper Spurge, because of the shape of the seed pods.

  • DaisyheadcaseDaisyheadcase Posts: 315

    Wish I had one of those weeds in my garden!!!!

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