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mysterious plant in my garden!

Please could anyone identify this large plant that has grown up between my geraniums that I planted this year.I have no idea what it is, it has had no flowers on it so its a little bit of a mystery.





  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,105

    Looks suspiciously like Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo Fly  plant

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    Looks like a pelargonium to me.

    Scratch and sniff?

    What does it smell like if you bruise it artychris?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,909

    Is it that weed that gets those burrs that stick to your clothes. I had one last year, grew to about 5ft tall.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I have just bruised the leaves and to be honest it just smells 'leafy' with no specific odour.

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     There is a close up of the leaf if it helps

  • Could it be one of those wild mallows?


  • It is nearly 5 foot tall as well, which is why it is a little bit mysterious. Have looked up the shoo fly plant and it doesn't look the same, and even the pelargoniums look different leaves.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,909

    Has it got the signs of any buds coming, tucked down in the leaves.

    Whatever it is, its a self sown weed.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I have looked up a mallow and it does look a little similar but I have had no flowers at all which I suppose is possible but would have expected it to have a mass of flowers, as it is in a sunny spot. Also it doesn' t seem to have any burrs on it either, still none the wiser really, but it is nice to have suggestions.

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     this is all it has on its stem

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