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Veg plot interloper ID

GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 172

Morning everybody!

I've just been getting my veg plot ready for the year ahead and have found an interloper happily growing there. Can anyone ID him for me?

Cheers

James

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,179

    Hi Guybrush. It looks like Achillea millefolium or Yarrow to me.

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  • Don't think it's fine enough for achillea. Do the leaves smell? Celery-ish?  If not, look at ragwort, because although, normally, the stems aren't dark, it sometimes does grow like that and the leaf shape is right.  If it smells fresh celery/carrot smell, let us know. 

    H-C

  • GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 172

    Thanks for the replies. :-) I crushed a leaf and it just smells of cut grass. Not carroty really.

    cheers

    James

  • Then I think it's one of the ragworts. If you let it flower (yellow daisy), just to be sure, don't let it seed about. 

    H-C

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