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16/10/2013 at 19:18

Hi everybody, could you please help me identify these two plants as I see them all the time and it's driving me mad not knowing what they are. Thanks.




16/10/2013 at 19:21

Stag's Horn Sumach and Centranthus Ruber.

16/10/2013 at 19:22

Centranthus ruber also known as valerian.

16/10/2013 at 19:25

I'd say the first is a type of Mahonia & second Valeriun.

16/10/2013 at 19:28

Whoops no edit yes first it Sumach..only just got rid of the thing. Don't like 2nd either roots smell awful when you dig them out, spread all over, we used to call it stinky root plant.

16/10/2013 at 19:29

Ist is stags horn sumach, 2nd and 3rd is centranthus ruber/valerian

16/10/2013 at 19:30

In the 1st pic there is something that could be a Mahonia under the Stag's Horn Sumach. The Sumach has the red autumn leaves and the red flowers spikes.

16/10/2013 at 19:32

Gee I'm so smart..NOT..thanks BL. Can I go to top of class? just for once.

16/10/2013 at 19:42

Well Done busy.  Think you are spot on.  Very observant.  I thought it was mahonia at first cos the leaves do turn red on some varieties.  Busy gets first prize today. - a virtual choc bar

16/10/2013 at 19:43

Hi guys thank you for all your help. Just typed in stag's horn sumach and valerian in google and they are definately the right plants. Thank's Gardening guru's 

16/10/2013 at 22:21

Thanks Verdun, I'd love a choc bar.

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