It's a mystery ....

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,698

I've been watching this mystery seedling grow into a plant in what I thought was a pot of nothing but compost where some cuttings had failed to take.  Now it has a flower.

Any ideas please folks?

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 It looks taller but is about 12" high.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    Looks like coriander to me, Dove.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • The two types of leaf remind me of Burnet Saxifrage, but the flowers are different. Fairly sure it's a member of the Apiaceae.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,698

    Thanks Bob image  So it does  ..... although the flowers are pinker than I'm used to.

    And I've just tasted it - it tastes like coriander too - how funny - I've not sown any here for at least two years and then it was direct-sown into the veg garden.   And I've not bought any in pots either 'cost OH gets bunches from the farm shop.  Fancy it popping up like that  - but then that's what seeds do. 

    It's the pinkness of the flower and stem that threw me - and the fact that Ammi majus popped up unannounced elsewhere in the garden earlier this year.

     

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







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    It's amazing how seeds sometimes find their way into the most unexpected places isn't it! image  I had some rather pretty red lettuces popping-up in my borders this year the seed of which must have been blown there from some I left to go to seed in the veg beds a couple of years ago.  I thought lettuce seed was short-lived and rather delicate but apparently not!  image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Coriander looks a much better bet!

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Orlaya Grandiflora crossed with coriander? Plants are promiscuous image

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