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I planted a small seedling last year and thought it didn't survive. I wanted it to grow up through the copsing round the trees .while pruning back I've found what I think could be makings of a plant does any one know if they have a mottled stem light coloured with dark flecks? all the pics only show the flowers



  • Passiflora leaves are very characteristic, so if you could indeed provide a photo of the stem with leaves on that might help.

  • Thanks both of you hope this shows enough


    My luck you'll identify it as a weedimage I'm known to cultivate them


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I think that's Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon arum.image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • image haven't a clue Nut I'll look it up thanks .

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Big purple spathes, beautiful to the eye, not to the nose.

    Passiflora will produce thinnish stems, leaves with lobes like fingers on a hand and tendrils to climb.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I agree with nutcutlet, definitely not Passiflora.  I'm wondering if it could be hellibore leaves?  If you could give us a photo of one single leaf, stem and all, that might help.image

  • Hi guys me againimage here is a pic  at last


     you might have to imagespread the pic to see the stem

    I am hoping for ahellebore cos I haven't got any and not sure I want a stinky Dragon thingy image

  • Is this a little better 


     Now it's upside down no David Bailey I'm afraid image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Dracunculus vulgarisimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks Nutimage but no thanks I'll let the chairman loose with his strimmers and spade cos it's off to the compost bin . Now I can move on to better plantings thought it to good to be true that I had a free self seederimage

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