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A few more plants to identify if at all possible. Thanks.imageimageimageimageimage1. is some time of mallow but not sure of the full name, 3 is a lily but which one, 4 is what we used to call telegraph poles but what is it's adult name and 5 was a small tree with these lovely big pink flowers. Can you help to name them please?

Last edited: 24 August 2016 23:23:49



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,817

    Ha ha GD. Number 1 could be Malva sylvestris. You are still testing us with the yellow plant at number 2! Number 4 is Ribwort plantain - a common wild flower (or weed) depending on your outlook and Number 5 is a Hibiscus.

    When we were little we used to pick Ribwort plantains and loop their stems over just behind the heads and then by pulling sharply we used to 'fire' the heads at each other.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Malva - yes that rings a bell - I had 10 packets of seeds special offer from TM and now I recollect that one was that name - yes no. 2 has been aired before but still no name.  I also remember playing with that Ribwort plantain making the same actions as you describe Ladybird, so thanks for jogging my memory.  I have heard that Hibiscus has a lovely flower, so now I know what it looks like thank you - although I didn't know it would grow here - I thought it was too delicate and I have never seen it in Guernsey before.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,043

    Still think the yellow one is one of the forms of Anthemis tinctoria.

  • You may be right Berghill, but I have two totally different flowering plants named Anthemis tinctoria now - which is correct?imageimageThe first is a low lying rockery plant and the second has tall shoots of flowers with a sort of silvery green foliage - can you make out the difference?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,990

    some more shots of that yellow one might help (or not) close up of leaves/buds/seedheads, anything

    I don't think it's an anthemis 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,745
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,990

    looks a bit compact for that one to me PJ

    But I may have mis-judged the sizeimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I'm not too sure about the Pulicaria dysenterica either. I don't have any more pictures of the low rockery plant - it was in an open garden that we visited, but it certainly looked good in that position. The taller plant is in our garden - no seed pods but you should be able to see the slim leaves and tall stems of the flowers in this picture.image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,990

    I'm happy with that one as Anthemis tinctoria, the leaves are right.

    I may have to do a bit of research on the other one if no-one comes up with anything. 

    Pulicaria dysenterica is Common Fleabane, a wild plant, 2 or 3 foot tall. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Sorry to cause such a problem, but now this lack of a flower name is mystifying me too.  I must say the plant looks at home in that position and although it has been manicured to fit around the granite stones the yellow was so vibrant, such an attractive little plant.

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