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A helping hand to identify the plant

Hi there

I was talking to the neighbour about plants etc, and she said she had a plant that has popped up, but didn't know exactly what it was!

I  mentioned how I had used this forum to identify my Acanthus Mollis and Leycesteria, so said I may see if I can help her out by identifying her mystery plant.

Its likely to be a annual as it she thinks it came from a seed packets that contains a load of different seeds, but as she hasn't got the packet she's curious to know what it is

I have attached a photo so any thoughts would be welcome.

Apologies if I have posted something which in a few weeks start to produce corgettes, but you are dealing with a real amateur here! image

Thanks as always

Darren - doing his bit for neighbourly relations!





  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I don't know what it is, but it looks like it has a flower developing in the middle, so wait till that opens then take another picture Darren for someone on the forum to help. 

  • tom9760tom9760 Posts: 44

    looks like a small jerusalem artichoke to me


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,011

    Def. not a courgette! The way the bud is reminds me of a China Aster, which is an annual, but it's years since I've grown them.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • poppy16poppy16 Posts: 12
    I agree it's a Sun flower possibly Irish eyes.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,011

    Could well be a sunflower, looked on Google.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    its a low growing sunflower, i think.

  • FarmergeddunFarmergeddun Posts: 229

    It does look like a sunflower.  I know you mentioned a seed packet but do you or your neighbour have a bird table or feeder?

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