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09/06/2013 at 12:20


Please can you help me identify this plant?

Picture of the young plant, plus seed pod it came out of below on flickr...

Seed pod:

Many thanks!

09/06/2013 at 12:33

Difficult to say until it does something like flower or fruit-at the moment looks a bit like a pepper but then again also a bit like lilac-so....

Where did the seed come from?

09/06/2013 at 12:52

Don't think it's a pepper seed, they look like this:

This one came from this:

The seed was originally in a wildflower seed mix.

09/06/2013 at 12:56

Was it any specific type of wildflower mix, eg. for bees, or for dry areas, or woodland etc?

09/06/2013 at 13:14

Could be Nicandra Physiloides, the "shoo-fly" plant, but I am not sure.

09/06/2013 at 16:59

@Dovefromabove, looks like it was targeted at pollinators. Was in a pack from B&M bargains so it won't be a specialist mix I doubt.

@punkdoc comparing the seeds, it doesn't look like it unfortunately, but thanks for the suggestion.

09/06/2013 at 17:41

Try Mirabilis jalapa. aka Marvel of Peru or  4 o'clock flower.

I'm pretty confident that it isn't a native wildflower (UK) though it will be a wild flower somewhere. 

Seeds and seedling look right to me

09/06/2013 at 17:56

@nutcutlut Thanks, that looks spot on! I shall plant it out as it does look nice. Funny that its not a British wildflower as the box was advertised as such.

Thanks for the ID!

09/06/2013 at 18:15

It's an evening flowerer with a wonderful scent but sometimes get muddled and becomes a day time flowerers

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