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What is this plant?

This plant appeared this year for the first time I think (as I've never noticed it before). Not sure if it's a weed but it's very pretty. Does anyone know what it is?

Would really appreciate some insight! image




  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,465

    Ooooh- it's everywhere on the site at the mo- linaria purpureaimage

  • Thank you Victoria image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I first joined this group a year ago with exactly the same question.  The purple toadflax is so pretty and I saved the seed to grow it again this year.  It pulls out easily if you don't want to keep it. image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,465

    I acquired mine from my sister's garden as I like them too- and so do the bees.

    I bought what I thought was the yellow one from a wildflower plug place but it has turned out to be the pink one. image

  • I think they probably got blown in from my neighbours garden whilst seed. Love it when that happens image

  • ceninpedrceninpedr Posts: 47

    The bees love this plant, so I encourage it in my garden.

  • LeonetteLeonette Posts: 18

    They are lovely, I started with just one that had seeded itself and now they are everywhere. Isn't  nature just so generous.

  • It really is, Nature is a great teacherimage
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