plant name

LadyG2LadyG2 Posts: 9

imageHi, can anyone identify this plant for me please. Its not a good photo but the plant is about 1.5 metres tall with most of the foliage at the bottom and with number of off shoots all along the stem and the tiniest red/yellow flowers on the stems.

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Hope someone can help.Thank you

LadyG2

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    Could you try again with the red/yellow flowers on the stems?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 15,459

    I thought at first that it might be himalayan balsam until you described the flowers as growing up the stem. Is it at all possible to take a picture of the flowers?

    Liz

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    I can see square stems which would eliminate himalayan balsam.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,671

    It looks like one of the figworts to me -- water figwort has square stems and the flowers are sort of maroon with greeny yellow edges http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/water-figwort 

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  • I agree with Dovefromabove.  A figwort (Scrophulria nodosa or S. aquatica) seems likely based on height, square stems and description of small, insignificant maroon / yellow flowers at the top of the stems.

    Try another photo if possible.

     

  • LadyG2LadyG2 Posts: 9

    Hi

    Here we go, more photos.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,671

    Definately figwort, probably Water Figwort, one of my favourite wild plants 'cos it's the first one I learned to identify on Nature Walks at school when I was about 5.

    Parents thought the teacher was bonkers, taking us all for nature walks and teaching us about wild plants when we were supposed to be learning our times tables - but I learned to love plants image  and I learned my tables too, eventually image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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