Forum home Plants

ID please

Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,787

Hello, can anyone give a name to these things I've been finding all over the garden?

They have a tough stem with nobbly bits on and a thick white root:

image

Thank youimage

«1

Posts

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    I agree with Eddimage

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Hemlock family, more likely. They are plentiful seeders. You will be able to identify the plant more easily when it is a bit bigger.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Could we have a photo from the side that shows the base Vic? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,881

    I agree that it's the common elder - looking at the new shoots, the leaves there are laying about on the soil surface and the look of the stem when you zoom in on it. 

    I find the hemlock family have more finely cut leaves and they branch differently. .

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







  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Off the top of my head I just wrote Hemlock, the Umbellifer family is huge! Unless I actually know the correct name I just lump them all together as undesirable! Some of them are poisonous.



    Hemlock and Hemlock Water Dropwort are not the same thing.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Having looked at the enlarged photo, it does seem to be elder, judging by the number of abandoned labels scattered around the plant.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,787

    image

     Sorry for the delay - photos were too large... 

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,787

    Great - the last lot of replies came through while I was fiddling with the photo- thanks guysimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,881

    Yes, elder - are there any elderberry bushes in nearby hedgerows?  They self-seed easily - of course, they also travel courtesy of blackbirds and their droppings. 

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







  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,787

    I can't see any hedges nearby - it's all fenced up around here but maybe there's a rogue bush somewhere...

    I was going to blame the birds thoughimage

Sign In or Register to comment.