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Can anyone identify this plant?


We moved into a new house recently and over the past few weeks this plant has been shooting up everywhere. It covers a large area say 20 feet. It is about 2 inches tall at the moment. I am hoping someone will say it is a pretty ground covering daisy or somesuch and not a weed! Thank you


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'm not 100%, but it could be loosestrife. Perfectly willing to be proved wrong mind you. If it is its a weed/wildflower, pretty but not wanted on most gardens.

  • Hmm I did wonder that too but towards the top it has two "teeth" either side of the leaves. Thanks for your reply

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Could we see it in situ? It's always difficult from a single leaf

  • Yes I can do that tomorrow.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569


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     Here are more pictures. Sorry they are sideways on!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    Could it be a wallflower of some kind?I don't grow them so it's a shot in the dark image

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    I think it's a spreading perennial, maybe one of the more invasive asters. Not sure it's all the same, the taller bits look different as well as a bit taller.

    There are goosegrass seedlings in there as wellimage

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,397

    Whatever it is, anything that prolific is going to be a nuisance. I would get rid.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    So would I, B3

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