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Ann04Ann04 Posts: 4

Hi there,

I'm hoping someone out there can help me with this; I have recently noticed this little flower growing at the base of my cherry tree.  I thought it may be an orchid but cannot seem to find anything that matches.  I would really appreciate a bit of help as it's really got me stumped

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,956

    It's beautiful. Is it some kind of wild orchid?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,233

    I would guess at some sort of toadflax.....it looks like a mini snapdragonimage

  • Ann04Ann04 Posts: 4

    That's what I thought but the flower shape isn't like any of the wild orchids I've seen, I think the word flummoxed comes to mind...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640

    Have a look at Linaria maroccana

  • Ann04Ann04 Posts: 4

    You're a genius Chicky!!! I've just looked up toadflax and the little beauty's  proper name is Linaria Maroccana.

    Thank you so much  image

  • Ann04Ann04 Posts: 4

    Thank you nutculet, I missed your post whilst typing mine!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,233

    Nut's the genius ....I'm just an apprenticeimage

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    How beautiful it is

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