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Any one have any ideas as to what this plant is ?, please.


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Any one have any ideas as to what this plant is ?, please. Reply with quote

Hi, bought a packet of wild meadow flower seeds to use as a backdrop and sowed last October. Now everything seems to be growing with lots of lovely different flowers and colours however, the packet was just a mixed bag with various seeds but no list of types.

My problem is most of the plants/flowers match the picture on the package except for one which seems to be thriving and dominating the area to the extent that a couple of the plants are now touching seven foot tall.

Also if known, are they dangerous or are they ok to be left alone?.

Any help would be appreciated.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are Teasels. Not poisonous. Bees and butterflies love the flowers, and finches love to eat the seeds. They do have a tendency to seed themselves around and become a bit of a weed, so I tend to leave some, pull up all the rest of the seedlings growing where they'd be a problem, and cut the seed heads off. I save them for midwinter and feed the birds with them away from my veg beds.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help. I'm relieved that they are not harmful.
Will wiki that name and see what type it is.

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