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Hello all.  This plant/flower has started to appear.  A friend said it is hemlock as earlier in summer it had white flowers on it, but I dont think it is that.  But now I am curious as to what it is.

Any help would be most apreciated.

Thanks
Jamie

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  • JdkJdk Posts: 4

    Sorry think posted in wrong thread....

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    there are several flowers that produce seedheads like this. It all depends on the size of the seeds. I think it's probably hogweed.

  • JdkJdk Posts: 4

    Thanks, after a lot of googling hogweed never came up but looks just like the seeds

    Thanks for your help
    Jamie

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    If the plant' s total height is about 70 to 180 cms then it is, if it's more like 2 to 5 metres tall it's giant hogweed and not nice at all. Giant hogwed has all sorts of restrictions on its cultivation and movement and gives your skin a nasty burn too.

  • JdkJdk Posts: 4

    Yes 70 -180 seems to fit the description also.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    are there still any leaves left Jdk. Hemlock has lacier leaves than hogweed or giant hogweed. It also has a distinctive spotted stem. Overall it's a much 'lighter' looking plant than the hogweeds. How far across the top are those seed heads?

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