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Rhiannon SRhiannon S Posts: 6

Hi all :)

I found this plant in my garden and I've no idea what it is! I moved in about three years ago and the garden has been a jungle. The elderly lady who lived there before us had loved the garden back in her day so there are quite a few plants that I couldn't identify. I've identified most but no idea of this one!

It's quite short with a thick stem and a tight cluster of what look like seed pods on the top. I think the large green leaf belongs to it



  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I think this is Arum maculatum.  It has a common name of Lord and Ladies.  I don't have it in my garden, so hopefully others will tell you more.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    Yes, Arum maculatum

  • Rhiannon SRhiannon S Posts: 6

    That looks like it! Thank you both very much. Is it something that will need removing or is it fine as is?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    Depends what sort of garden you have, Rhiannon. It's fine in my large wild garden, not what most people want in a border.

  • Rhiannon SRhiannon S Posts: 6

    The area it is in is a bit of a wild patch with bluebells and aquilegia. It's a shady corner of the garden that I have no plans for so it'll do fine there I think :)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    Sounds good to me image Nice berries later.

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