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Can anyone give me a name for the following plants please?imageimageimageimageimage



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    1. Lychnis coronaria

    2. Ornithogalum?

    3.Lecanthemum (Shasta Daisy)

    4. Cistus?

    5.. Pure guess Anthemis tinctoria

    Last edited: 09 July 2016 17:51:15

  • Thanks Berghill, I have looked up the names in my RHS plant guide and the photos all correspond with the names that you have given me apart from the last one (Anthemis, which shows a creamy coloured flower with a bright yellow centre). However your knowledge of flower names far exceeds mine.  I will have some more to ask over the next few days.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,660

    Lychnis coronaria


    Ox eye daisy

    dog rose

    corn marigold

    Did you have a pack of wild flower seeds?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    There is a pure yellow version of Anthemis tinctoria, But without seeing the leaves on your plant it is not easy to say what it is.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,660

    Could number 2 be ransoms (Allium ursinum) does it smell oniony or garlicky?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,145

    Anthemis tinctoria has several colour schemes according to cultivar. A yellow daisy like that could be many things, also the yellow and white one and the pink. If you include the leaves and a photo of the whole plant the chance of an accurate ID increases enormously

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,661

    4 is a rose.

    5 could be a yellow Argyranthemum

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,661

    But, on reflection, I think the leaves are more like anthemis.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    Agree 2 is Ornithogalam - which my Granny called Star of Bethlehem - really pretty.

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Yes, the 3rd picture could be an ox eye daisy, they were sown from a packet of wild flower seeds, the fourth is a rose, and cistus seems to fit the description on my book, the second is I think a Star of Bethlehem and it didn't smell of onion or garlic, it is very pretty AuntyRach.

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