Another Plant ID please.

Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

Typing carefully so the screen doesn't freeze up image Can anyone ID these for me please. 

First one is growing at the base of an ornamental cherry so I assumed it was a sucker but not so sure now



Second one is pretty but I have no idea what it is




 Thank you image




  • The first one looks like Lycestria, dont know the second one.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    The pink flower belongs to Himalayan Balsam. A rather invasive annual.

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    Chrissy, I hope you are right because that is a plant that I have admired in people's gardens for it's flowers. It's in a very awkward place if it is going to grow to shrub size. Not sure if I'll be able to get it out of that very tight spot. 

    Berghill, I have looked that one up but the leaves don't seem to match even though the flowers look similar. 

    Any other suggestions? 

  • Daryl2 if you want to keep the Lycestria I suggest you have a look to see if you can move it while it's small. Give it a good water first it will soften the soil.

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    I'll have a closer look tomorrow but I think it has seeded itself into a 2" gap between the tree trunk and the wooden retaining fence on the gravel area. image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,101

    IMO the second one is not Himalayan Balsam, leaves are not right. Sadly though I don't know what it is.

    I wanted your soft verges 
    But you gave me the hard shoulder..

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,027

    A teucrium, probably Teucrium chamaedrys

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,136

    or mabye T. Lucidrys?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,012

    Daryl - that's a lovely patch of violets at the base of your tree, treasure them image

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    Fishy, we have violets popping up all over the place here image

    Thank you, Nutcutlet, I think Teucrium Chamaedrys is the one. It's a good match with this one 

    Any other thoughts on the first one?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,027

    I'm in agreement with Leycesteria formosa for the first oneimage

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    OK thanks. I'll do some research and see if I can move it to somewhere better. 

  • the small plant in the first picture is a violet and the second plant in the same picture looks like it might be a dogwood, but I'm going by the leaves.

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    It's the big leaved plant on the left of the picture that I'm trying to identify. Is a self seeded dogwood more likely than Leycesteria ? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,027

    I'll stick with Leycesteriaimage

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