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Anyone able to ID this plant for me, please.

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

In my back garden border I planted seeds from a box of 'wildflowers' that actually contains a mix of native, non-native, wild and cultivated flowers.

The plant in the centre of the picture has been growing quite slowly in the border, and there are several of them. The leaves have developed in a whorl but it doesn't look as if it will produce a flower.

Anyone know what it is?



  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I don't know what it is but I'm guessing that it might be a biennial and will flower next year

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874

    Leaf looks a bit Veronica-like.
    Mine which finished flowering a couple of mths ago now look similar, but leaves more elongated.

    Just a guess tho

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    It looks like one of those sugar loaf chicories. But I don't think the wild chicory has leaves like that. Maybe in the first year though, someone will knowimage

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811

    Try Chinese lettuces....wai wai sai......or similar

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  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks everyone, I checked out all the suggestions and there's no doubt in my mind now that it is chicory. The leaves in the images I found match exactly.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    That's nice, I love those blue flowers. Must get some more.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473

    I think it's an eating chicory. The  flowering chicory I have has leaves very much like a dandelion, especially as the first year rosette. I have a chicory similar to that out of assorted winter salad leaves.

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