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Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

Is anyone able to id these plants esp the frilly one.  Weeding needs to commence, if its not ground elder or alkanet I don't have a clue. image


 Thank you.



  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Peanuts - the large leaf could be either verbascum or lambs ears.  The thin grass like spikes could be a sedge.  Not sure what the middle one is.

    Someone will be along soon with the correct answers. 

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    I think the centre one could be feverfew.  Forester I thought stachys too at first but now I'm not sure.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Feverfew and Verbascum 100%

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 380

    Doesn't look like the Feverfew that grows in my garden.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I have some doubt Mark. Easy to check though, nothing smells like feverfew

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,604

    "frilly" one could be cow parsley???? IMHO it's not feverfew

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,401

    I don't think that's feverfew - I think the the leaflets of feverfew are broader and shorter. 

    But I'm not convinced its cow parsley either - it just isn't quite right - but cow parsley has lots of similar relatives. 

    Have a look at the leaf stems - if they have a groove or channel running along the upper surface then it's likely to be cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris. 

    I'd be more convinced if I could crush the leaves and smell it.  I spent my childhood picking armsfull of cow parsley for our pet rabbits.


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I don't think it's cow parsley either. I have a lot of thatimage

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,279

    It could be Selinum, which is a close Cow Parsley relative with similar umbelliferous flowers.

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  • Leave the grey one. Dig out and move the frilly one. They are probably self seeded. They might be garden border perennials or they might have been part of a wild flower border. Neither look like obviously 'weedy' weeds. Wait and see!

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