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At first I thought this was Evening Primrose but it is not. Does anyone recognise what it may be?



  • LordswoodLordswood Posts: 59

    It's a bit bizarre. Any UFO sightings in the area?

  • Baby Triffid.......

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,326

    If you zoom in on the third photo there's a red beetle or chafer or something lurking under a leaf ....

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • I have had several and left this one to see what it becomes but it does not look like it will flower.  The leaves are spindly but towards the base are like an evening primrose.

    Triffid be damned!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,974

    You're right dove- there's quite a few of them! 

    You're eyesight's very good image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,326

    I've been known to see right though some things FG image

    But to return to this strange plant - it's hard to work out the size of things, but I think those beetle thingys might even be big aphids.  Could they have damaged the growing shoot enough to do that to the leaves do you think?


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • I don't think so, Dove. The leaves appear to have grown like this on the other plants too. I have just noticed the insect, however I am more interested in what the plant/weed may be.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,291

    Odd that one can only enlarge one photo, just the once. Makes anything a bit hard for me with my eyesight.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,122

    these look distorted more than eaten to me. any weedkillers been about?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Think aphid/ beetle attack. Dove's right, there are 4 on that photo. My lilies that have had aphids on, NOT the blasted lily beetles I will add, are miss shaped and at the top and look weird. But don't know what the plant is, soz.

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