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 Hi there, I'm sure some of you might laugh, but I'm not sure what these plants are. They are in the beds at the front of my house. Please can anyone help identify them? I'm not sure if they're weeds or actual plants worth keeping . 

Thanks ????


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Hi Lisa.

    I'm not sure of the first one, the second one is a weed.image

  • Hi Logan

    Thank you for your help!  I shall be ripping it out shortly…  

    ha ha! Ive got a lot to learn image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,150

    the first looks like some sort of heuchera

    the second, Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine. No relation the Lesser celandine, 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you both Nutcutlet and Philippa smith2.  I have found an image of the flowering Heuchera and will keep it. 


    As for the Greater Celandine - a weed as Logan said - thank you for the correct name of it.  I shall remove this plant.

    Lisa image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,150

    Native wild flower, weed is a term of abuseimage

    I like it, pretty leaves and flowers

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,116

    Lisa - yours has different leaves and may well be a form of saxifrage.  Best to wait until it flowers to see if it's a keeper.

    A weed is just a plant in the wrong place.  I remember a walk in the hills near Barcelona where iberis grows wild in rough, dry gorund and my Spanish friend saying it was such a boring weed and yet in UK gardens it's considered gorgeous in the right situation.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    It can be invasive if left to seed.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,150

    but easy enough to removeimage, it doesn't spread by roots

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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