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Any ideas?

Has taken over my mother's garden - it seems to grow in mainly shady spots and looks a bit like Creeping Charlie and seems to spread in the same way but the leaves are maybe different and it has a subtle yellow flower. 




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154

    What is Creeping Charlie?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154

    need a photo for a reliable ID image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,642

    Looks like lesser celandine, I think

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,179

    I agree with rasingirl's ID but like nutcutlet I have never heard of Creeping Charlie. image Lesser celandine disappears in the summer.

    Last edited: 26 March 2017 22:19:20

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154

    Creeping Charlie is Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederaceae. I just had a google image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,179

    Wow, thanks nutcutlet. Thats my new bit of knowledge for today image Overgrowth, are you in the UK?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    Ha, this has just popped up in my white bed (which is isolated from others).  I left it there thinking it was pretty but having read about it will tackle it forthwith.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,845
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Do you mean Creeping Jenny Overgrowth?  I have Creeping Jenny which spreads very well, it also has a small yellow flower but isn't anything like this lesser celandine.

  • Thanks all, and apologies - Yes, Creeping Charlie is Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederaceae). Guess we have all just called it that! (I'm based in northern UK)

    Not that this beast looks much better! 

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