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Hi can anyone help identify this please- looks quite invasive





  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,251

    Looks very much like Geranium robertianum, aka Herb Robert.  It is a very pretty native wild flower which can become a bit of a seed weed if happy.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,729

    When you touch the leaves do they smell terrible?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,501

    It is herb robert and it can be invasive in that seedlings will pop up everywhere. But if if it suits your style of garden, don't worry as they are easy to remove. Given the better conditions in a border they grow into pretty, low clumps of those ferny leaves,  just covered with tiny pink flowers. In my garden they were top favourite with the butterflies last year. They are annual so get them out quick as the flowers fade to reduce unwanted seeds.

  • MjolnirMjolnir Posts: 5

    Thanks that's a great help. Apparently leaves smell like cat wee so think we have the right one. Thanks to you all for the help

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    I let it grow in odd spots, I like the pink flowers. The roots are ver easy to pull

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208
    Yuck! I can't stand it and do my best to get rid of it in my garden.

    It pops up everywhere.
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