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Mystery plant

Hi,

I started a garden a couple of months ago, my first since I was very young. I've planted a variety of wild plants and herbs, mainly from seeds I bought online. In one little plot, I sowed what I thought were thyme seeds (thymus vulgaris I think), but what grew there sure doesn't look like thyme (see image). Can someone help me identify this plant? It has grown about 26 inches in a month and a half, and it's just starting to flower. I looks a little like pokeweed, but it has green stalks, not red.

Thanks, G.G.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    It looks like pokeweed to me as wellimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I dunno what poke weed is, i thought it looked like H.balsam image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    Phytolacca anericana, if you enlarge it you can see a flowering coming in the bottom left plant

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I will go with what you say nut, i know you know your stuff image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    Some stuff bekkie. I've  seen plants I don't know today. Lots of tender plants at East Ruston, I only know hardy onesimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Its really supprised me how much of a difference there still is with plants around the country, i had expected it to be pretty much the same image

    Iys good to see new things tho image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    It's all very different isn't it? with rainfall, wind, acid and alkaline and all the other variables.

    East Ruston is right on the coast with lots of shelter belts. Very non-hardy plants there.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Sounds amazing, id love to be able to grow some of that stuff, but i suppose its normal to those who live there image

    I always wanted to have ivy leaved toadflax and valerian growing out of the garden walls because it reminded me of devon hols, i got some valerian, big mistake! image
  • Here's a closeup of the flower, just starting to emerge. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwU76LNu6g7vRGkzWZTbvBhukl31rBfvm0szbYPWKBJ-Z2RTuLrQ

    Phytolacca americana

    not my photo, google images

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