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Wildflower ID help please

RobmarstonRobmarston Posts: 335


i was given some mixed wildflower seeds last year which I roughly sewed late.  Not many flowered but this year the bed is full of new growth. Unfortunately I don't know what any of them are, or even if some are weeds.  any you'd recommend I remove/ leave etc? I think one is borage but I'm not sure which one  






  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    #1 is Musk mallow (Malva moschata)

    #2 looks like Geum urbanum but could be another geum

    #3 & 4 could be evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

    #5 is probably common primrose (Primula vulgaris)

    Last edited: 19 March 2017 13:11:39

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  • Check the leaves of the last one - a strong earthy, even rank, smell? Looks like figwort to me. 4 is one of the campions, red, I think.


  • I have the same problem this plant which I cant take a photo of has large furry leaves the plant is small on  the ground is it a weed or will it flower

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736

    Joyce - without a photo there's no way we could make an ID - it could  almost anything.  image

    Is there no way you or someone  could take a photo? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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