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Plant ID please

WateryWatery Posts: 388


Didn't plant it.  I like it but it's getting quite large and I may prefer it in another spot. Would be grateful for an ID.


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Forget the name but it spreads like mad and will invade your grass image

    SW Scotland
  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    I don't think it's a dead nettle because the leaves look different.   Also it is about 2 feet high and 2 feet across.   No where near any grass so I'm safe.   It's all one plant... which is getting larger and sprawling but not necessarily spreading.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Not dead nettle. Someone will be along soon with the name.

    SW Scotland
  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    image Thanks

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252

    Self-heal. Prunella vulgaris. It is a common weed of lawns.

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    Ahh  so it is.   I always thought that was much smaller as it is a lawn weed.   Maybe because it's in a flowerbed it has room to expand.  (Sometimes I like to see what things are and if I like them before I pull it out.  Thank you.  I think I'll keep it but keep an eye on it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    I grow it in my borders - the bees love it - I keep the lawn edged reasonably well and it's never spread into the front lawn - as for the back lawn, it was there before we arrived here image

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

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    image  I love a happy bee.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,441

    There's a lot in the lawns around  here . I think it's more noticeable because they haven't been cut for two to three weeks because of the rain. First dry day  yesterday, and all you could here was the mating call of lawnmowers.

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