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Is this a Marigold?

Valerie 7Valerie 7 Posts: 46

This fabulous mystery plant has appeared in the garden and I'm wondering what it is.

The flowers open in the sun and look very much like a flat headed Marigold, but there's loads of flower heads per stem.

The tallest stem is 18-20 inches and the others are fast catching up.

(The leaves seen in the first picture are from a different plant, obviously.)

Thanks, Valerie

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,687

    No, it is Orange Hawkweed.

    Beautiful, but can be invasive.

    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,197

    Hi Valerie. It is Pilosella aurantiaca. Commonly called Fox and Cubs or Orange Hawkweed. It can become invasive but I like it image

    Last edited: 31 May 2017 08:31:00

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,687

    Snap. image

    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,197

    punkdoc image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Valerie 7Valerie 7 Posts: 46

    I knew I could rely on you. 

    I think it's​ a great colour addition to my garden. But I'll keep an eye out for the invasion.

    Thanks

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