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More plants to identify if possible, thanks.imageimageimageimage

The first plant was approx 4 inches tall, the second was even smaller, the third was growing out of a dry wall, and the last plant was quite tall, can any of them be named?

Last edited: 30 July 2016 20:14:03


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Pretty sure the tall one is Acanthus mollis. No idea about the others. image

    The second one looks like a teeny tiny geranium. image

    Last edited: 30 July 2016 20:20:39

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    any scent to the leaves of the first? Looks like Calamintha nepetoides

    2nd is a geranium, lots of similar cultivars, don't know which one that is

    3rd is a Phlomis, need to see a bit more of the plant for which species. Might be P grandiflora bit P. fruticosa is more often seen.

    4 is Acanthus mollis

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • We don't know if there was a scent for the first plant - it was growing on a hedgerow, the flowers were quite dainty as was the third plant and we only took the one picture, it was quite a strange looking plant. Thanks for helping with the plant naming.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,772

    2nd one is Geranium "Orkney Cherry"

    3rd is Phlomis Fructicosa

    4th is Acanthus Mollis

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Thanks Busy-Lizzie - it's strange that since I have just noticed these plants for the first time - now whenever we visit "open" gardens they appear to be in almost every garden that we visit! The open garden today was within the grounds of a Castle - more pictures to follow when we have sorted them.

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