Ident please :-)

neilbradburnneilbradburn Posts: 104
It's about 10cm tall and very common in my friends meadow where she grazes her horse. An ident would be hugely appreciated! - we want to make sure it's safe for the horse.

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  • BlackhalloliverBlackhalloliver DevonPosts: 31
    All i know it could be a wildflower and it could be purple loosestrife 

    I hoped i helped !!👍
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,561
    Not purple loosestrife.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    Definitely not purple loosestrife.

    Please can we see a pic of the whole plant and the lower leaves?

    😊 
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,561
    Try Clinopodium  vulgare.
     Do the leaves smell at all if ypu crush them?  It looks like  Lamiacae family, which are often scented.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • neilbradburnneilbradburn Posts: 104
    Hi blackhalloliver,fidgetbones,

    Thanks for your responses!

    Blackhalloliver: pretty sure it's not loosestrife :-)

    Fidgetbones: i will try and get a photo of the whole plant and will get a crushed leaf test. The leaves don't look right for clinopodium - they are narrow with a textured edge, whilst the latter has more rounded, smooth-edged leaves. Good call on the family though! - I see the square stem. Assuming it's lamium family, then I think that puts my friend's horse in safer territory.

    Kind regards


  • neilbradburnneilbradburn Posts: 104
    Sorry, and thanks DoveFromAbove! :-)
  • neilbradburnneilbradburn Posts: 104
    Hi all. Here's another photo... Hopefully it helps.
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