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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: What plant is this? Reply with quote

Could someone tell me what this plant is, I've noticed it throughout the garden in the past few weeks?We are renting so i'm not sure if the owner planted it or if it is a weed, thanks!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weed, looks like willowherb, take pic of whole plant please, but think im right. just pull it up roots and all DO NOT LET IT GO TO SEED or you will have it forever.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leaves very different in Chamerion angustifolium/ Rosebay willow herb. See...

http://www.aphotoflora.com/images/onagraceae/chamerion_angustifolium_rosebay_willowherb_leaf_24-06-05.jpg

Feel I know this plant... still thinking....
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it have a square stem, or a round one?
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its Epilobium ciliatum American willowherb an introduced species usually foound in pots obtained from nurseries esp those imported.
See here http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/195a.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
I think its Epilobium ciliatum


Quote wiki...
"This is a clumping perennial often exceeding one and a half meters in height. It has thickly veined lance-shaped leaves which may be up to 15 centimeters long toward the base of the plant. The foliage, stem, and inflorescence are covered in bristly hairs and glands."

Leaves in pic do not look lance shaped.
Not seeing any bristly hairs either.

Still sure I know this... still cannot think of name! Grrr!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two guesses: Mercurialis annua (rare in Ire), or maybe Parietaria diffusa (common in S Ire). Difficult one this, as there's no clue as to how high the plant is, we can't see the stem, and there's no sign of flowers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Two guesses: Mercurialis annua (rare in Ire), or maybe Parietaria diffusa (common in S Ire)


Mercurialis annua... edges of leaves very different...

http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id202026/?taxonid=39391

Veins on leaves of Parietaria diffusa are very simple. Leaf edges are entire etc .Not the same as mystery plant.


http://www.meditflora.com/flora/parietaria.htm

Flowers would help.
I am sure this is a very common weed that we have in our garden... but the name will not come to me! Very frustrating!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about another Epilobium ?

Epilobium montanum. Broadleaved willow herb..... Leaves conspicuously saw-toothed.

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/onagraceae/epilobium-montanum.htm

http://www.english-country-garden.com/flowers/broad-leaved-willowherb.htm
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes we have it in our walled garden and thats what people agreed it was.
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