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Hi, Im new to this forum and need help please
We moved into this house 3 years ago and have done a lot to the garden and every now and again we find a plant that wasn't there the year before!
Can anyone tell me please what this one is? The plant is about 4 foot high and growing in sun (although I think there is one further down the garden in semi shade)
The flowers are tiny, especially compared to plant and leaf size. I have no idea!
I asked this question for a very similar flower last week and was told figwort, but the second picture has different leaves, more similar to a salvia. Hopefully the person who helped me will pop in later.
Still definitely Figwort - leaves do vary a bit.
Thank you Kate, do you have a link to your question please?
Thank you Dovefromabove, certainly looks like it!
As I said in answer to Kate's query, it's the first 'new' plant that I learned to identify on school nature rambles as a child, so it's implanted in my memory. It was used in the past to treat skin conditions. See http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/Figwort.html
Dovefromabove I am still trying to find a home for it
Mine has insinuated itself between the echinaceas, and as it matches the colour scheme there, it will be allowed to stay
I shouldn't think the usual garden centres are intentionally selling figwort, unless labelled as a wild plant/herb.
Silverfairy, this is what mine looks like now, planted it last year .....
That's quite a magnificent specimen you have there Penninepetal!! Mine has multiple stems too, but not quite on a par with yours