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AdamGrAdamGr Posts: 13

Hi again everyone,

Thanks to those of you who helped me identify my Dog's Mercury/Comfrey problem last week. The offenders have now been cleared out and I know what to look for, and most of the plants they'd overgrown seem to have survived.

I've got a couple more mystery plants to identify. No flowers as yet but fingers crossed someone will know.

The first I'm hoping is one of the elusive poppies I planted but I'm not sure. The second is two plants growing closely together - they're both quite loose, grasslike structures (i.e. not standing upright very well, a clutch of thinner stems/vines together). Any help much appreciated.







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    Well, the first one is your elusive poppy image

    The second two ........ the one at the back looks a bit like Sanguisorba officinalis - Gt Burnet 

    and the one at the front looks like a legume of some sort, possibly a vetch  of some sort - are the larger green structures seed pods or flower buds?

    What does everyone else think?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • AdamGrAdamGr Posts: 13

    Excellent, so at least one of those seeds made it!

    Interesting, is Great Burnet a good or a bad thing? It's currently growing into a fairly bare patch of the bed so at least there's something there, but if it's another Dog's Mercury situation I'll take it up.

    I think those are flower buds, or at least tightly-rolled larger leaves.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    Gt Burnet is A Good Thing in my opinion - especially in wildlife gardens - it could do with some support - hazel twigs or the like - it can spread a bit if it's happy but shouldn't be too hard to keep in check.

    Don't know about the other - hopefully you'll get some flowers soon and that will give us more clues ....


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    The tendrils and the manner of growth suggest leguminous plant but I don't recognise it.

    Are the larger light green bits flowers, seeds or something else? I can't get a focus on those. Maybe a close up?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • AdamGrAdamGr Posts: 13


     Here you go guys, bit more of close up although my camera struggled to focus. What I thought were flower buds do actually seem to be some sort of seed pod, a single seed in each one.

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