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Can anyone help me identify this plant (possibly a weed?)

zenpmdzenpmd Posts: 28

The photos shown the plant which has grown from nothing to this size in two weeks. Its suddenly quite widespread in my new garden. Does anyone have any idea what it is?

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  • zenpmdzenpmd Posts: 28

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  • zenpmdzenpmd Posts: 28

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,518

    Willow weed (a form of bistort) - I get loads of it.
    Pull it up or hoe it, it's quite easy to get rid of, but it does seem to pop up year after year

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    Persicaria ... a common weed in cultivated ground 

    https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/weeds/redshank 

    Edited to add:  Pete's post hadn't appeared when I posted.  It's the same weed, just a different common name 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Persicaria maculosa, a common weed known also known as Redshank, I think.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    It's called...where'dthatcomefromitwasn'thereyesterday weed round here. Catch it quick before it sets seed!!!!

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    plant pauper says:

    It's called...where'dthatcomefromitwasn'thereyesterday weed round here. Catch it quick before it sets seed!!!!

    image yeah, grows all over my garden, easy to pull up though.

     

  • zenpmdzenpmd Posts: 28

    Thank you so much! I am new to gardening and making it my aim to understand weeds properly and even take an interest in them! Thanks for the link to garden organic, by the way. I am a member there.

    I have two others I'd really love some assistance with:

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462

    Top one looks like Californian poppy or fennel. Does it smell of aniseed?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462

    Plants,are often easier to identity when they're still in the ground.

    I started a thread a while ago called weedlings. It might help you to identify some young weeds.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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