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Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518



I saw this growing happily under my beech hedge - it rings some bells and looks similar to something already asked to be ID'd, but I can't find the post.

Any suggestions please, and should I 'get rid'?


  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    It is Wild Arum, [aka lords and ladies, Cuckoo pint] a wild flower. In some gardens it can be invasive, can you see if it is a problem in neighbouring gardens? If you don't want it simply dig it out.

  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    Thanks very much. Just googled it and see it has over 150 names, more than any other plant in the English language. Most are bordering on the bawdy - gave me a laugh!
  • It is really rather a nice thing (apart from the opportunity it gives to tell visitors its various rude names)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    When the flower comes you'll see why the names are bawdy ALimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    Yeah I don't think I'll dig it up as its doing no harm (at the mo') image
  • janetcjanetc Posts: 1

    Just be careful it has spread everywhere in my garden and is spoiling my beds

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