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Weed? ID help please

Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

Haven't planted it, don't like it, just curious.


Can anyone enlighten me? image


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,277

    Think its a buttercup

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Wow!  It's a mighty beast of one. Here it is next to the wheelie bin for scale.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,277

    The common meadow buttercup's flowering stems can grow to 3ft + but having seen it next to your bin I'm not convinced it is a buttercup.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,014

    The leaves don't look like those of our meadow buttercups 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,446

     Wood Avens . If you let that nice yellow flower form it's Velcro like seeds you will never get rid..

    Also known as Geum urbanum.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Thanks fidget, as you can see it's already dug up and in the bin now. There was only one yellow flower open but I'll keep my eyes peeled for seedlings.

  • Wood Avens is a nightmare to get rid off, really tough roots and sets seed everywhere. Don't let them get big! 

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    that reminds me I need to get out and weed my woodland area of the stuff before it takes over.  Who knew a woody area would need so much weeding...

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