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jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434

Hi all, just hoping someone can identify these please?

This one appeared last year growing in a crack in the wall. I had no idea what it was. Feels like a cordyline as leaves are stiff. i since moved it to garden but is it worth keeping?



This looks like a eurphorbia. It was growing in my local beach and i'm just curious as it looks quite nice and fairly low growing.


Thanks all image


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,216

    First one looks very much like the dreaded Carex pendula. A seed weed of the worst kind. Check if the leaves are triangular in cross section.

    Second does look like a Euphorbia, some of them are a bit inclined to seed all over the place too. Eyesight is not up to id from the photo though.

  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434

    Thanks Berghill, i think you are right. It appears to be Carex Pendula. Why is it dreaded though? I have it in the garden for a year and it hasn't spread or self seeded or anything. I find it quite attractive image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572

    self seeds here more than I will tolerate. 

    It is indeed attractive, just remember to remove the flower heads before they set seed would be my advice

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,996

    Ah - the innocence of youth! Wait till next year  image

    It's worse if the ground's wetter rather than drier - but frankly, it ain't too fussy  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434

    Thanks all. I'll have to keep an eye on this one and remove the seeds before they have a chance to spread.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    ...and even then you'll get more.  Don't forget you found it growing in a crack in the wall!! image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,216

    We have never let it even grow here for the last 20 years and still we get seedlings!

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