As there are not many flowers about at the moment, I was thinking that it would be useful if members posted pictures of weedlings so that we could identify them early on.
Will get my camera out and post some of my extensive collection when it stops raining.
In London. Keen but lazy.
They're only weedlings if you don't want them. I encourage many of them in my garden. I have numbered them so that the more knowledgeable can correctly ID them!
1. Herb Robert - most people hate the smell, but I quite like it
2.Unidentified hardy geranium
4. Geum Urbanum invasive and disguises itself as a cultivated geum
5. purple toadflax - a great mixer
6. wild strawberry - invasive and as tasty as a supermarket strawberry in December
9. looks like a big blue cornflower - can never remember the name
10. i think it's honeysuckle - wraps itself around everything
12 teasel - you can tell it from primroses by the spikes on the leaves
14. verbena bonarensis
15. some sort of dandelion thing
19. more purple toadflax i think
20. a fern that grows out of walls - can't remember the name
21. another dandeliony thing
Good idea B3
Think you've got them all right ...
20. Hart's tongue fern - asplenium scolopendrium
I've planted them down the shady side pathway alongside the house and now they're establishing themselves in the garden wall
Bumped this for person having trouble identifying weedlings
I love your descriptions. But aren't all cornflowers blue? Do you mean a lighter blue? I would see them as I drove past at 50 mph and liked them.
I like wild strawberries because they cover areas of poor soil. Mine never taste good though (maybe because they are covering areas of poor soil and in shade.)
Centaurea. The name just came to me!
You get a wishy washy pink and a white cornflower cornflower, but I think some of the cultivated centaurea have more vibrant colours. The wild centaurea is deep blue.
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I also have some chicory...
which looks similar to dandelion
Verbascum thapsus (Mullein)...
I thought it'd be hairier so I'm not sure if it is Mullein