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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Weed ident please Reply with quote

Down the back of my fathers garden, there's this. Does anyone know what it is?


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was that it's a lupin. They self seed quite easily but I wouldn't swear to it. See what others might say.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, cannot see too well what are the white things on top of the 'weed' in back of pic. Small flowers? If yes, I do not know. Because they look like lilies to me.... possible?
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not too sure but it is a garden escapee, Perennial pull a leaf if it bleeds a milky white substance it is a Euphorbia but I have veronica stuck in my head but does not look like any pics I Google, we have it just not thinking perennials yet.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

plantguerrilla wrote:
Hi, cannot see too well what are the white things on top of the 'weed' in back of pic. Small flowers? If yes, I do not know. Because they look like lilies to me.... possible?

No, theyre just rain droplets. I have lilies at home, and thought thats what this is, but this is too thin in comparison.

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pull a leaf if it bleeds a milky white substance

Pulled the leaf, nothing, and split it, no residue or bleeding at all.

Well, the area is being dug, or will be over the weekend providing the rain stops. Is it worth potting it? If you're all thinking its not a weed, I wouldnt like to compost it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes, I am not an expert, but lilies can have a great difference in foliage. I think it is worth it to pot them or move them, if you need that area for something else. And while you are taking them out, check if there is a bulb and how it is..... lily's bulb are very easy to recognize..... and let us know Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could they be tiger lilies?
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its not a lilly but it is a perennial plant and can be invasive, I will have a lok at the database on monday as the name escapes me at the moment.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is annoyingly familiar. I think I used to have this as a blow-in in my garden. Does it have small purple or pink flowers? I think it might be a very juvenile purple toadflax.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your right Linaria purpurea, i knew it was something to do with veronica and its in the family Veronicaceae. http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=499&Wildflower=Toadflax
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
I think I'll move it somewhere, with it attracting bees and moths.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats wrong with attracting bees and moths Its not like your going to have a plague anything that encourages biodiversity has to be encouraged.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold your horses Greengage! Wes is probably transplanting as opposed to simply destroying it. Maybe Wes has a phobia or something, and this plant is by the front door. If it is a good plant in the wrong place, try to move it. That's what I do.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure take a Hurley to my shins as well Greengage Laughing

tippben is right, I was referring to transplanting it, as opposed to composting it, with it being liked by bees & moths.
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