Weed or plant

Can anyone help? I bought a plant at local market a while ago , since then something else has appeared too. I have split them and wondered if anyone knew the mystery stalk?


I thought it was like a ribes leaf but is thicker and doesnt smell the same which made me think could it be a weed.


Thank you




  • lazy gardenerlazy gardener Posts: 317

    What was the original plant?-you havent saidimage

  • Oh sorry , it was a geranium . 

  • lazy gardenerlazy gardener Posts: 317

    Well it is just another plant-but it is only a weed if you dont want it-hard to say from the picture

    Grow it on see what you getimage

  • Ok thank you. Hopefully not a towering monsterimage

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    I took the liberty of enlarging the image. A bit less sharp than the original, but...........


    Still not sure what it is, looks like a Currant of some description.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,059

    Looks like a sycamore sapling

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Thank you all for your help , and for re sizing the picture . I shall keep a good watch , hopefully I won't be growing a tree . 

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Don't know what it is, but don't think it's a sycamore, I get lots of self set ones and they always have dead straight stems & if unnoticed I need the grafter to dig them out.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569
    not unlike a nettle
  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Red flowering currant - Ribes sanguineum.

  • i have a ribes marshmello , that was what I originally thought but comparing them definitely not the same , this leaf it thicker and a little larger. Thank you for your kind ideas though everyone, very helpful. I shall study some books tonight now. 


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