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31/05/2013 at 22:28

Hi guys,

            This weed/plant pops up everywhere round by us, it's quite pretty but I just don't know it's name!

I have never seen flowers on it (the pink one in the first picture is chickweed) so I can't see how it could be a marsh marigold & the leaves are slightly furry, & it is too big to be dichondra? they are  a bit smaller than the palm of my hand.

If anyone can give me id or even wild guesses I'd be very grateful

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24492.jpg?width=480&height=320&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24493.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 

 

31/05/2013 at 22:37

My first htought was one of the butterburs but the leaves are much too small. 

I don't know dichondra. Definitely not a marsh marigold

Chickweed is white

31/05/2013 at 22:45

thanks nutcutlet it's way too small to be butterbur & it never flowers,

thats terrible I've been calling that pink weed chickweed for years 

dichondra is a small ground cover plant & can be used for filling small gaps in paths & some people have it as a lawn!! wouldn't last 2 seconds in  our house with 2 kids & 2 dogs!! even the grass struggles

31/05/2013 at 22:50

 

How does this one you're asking about grow Jc? Is it seeding about or spreading by runners

31/05/2013 at 23:04

I have pulled some up before that the roots are on the surface & they have never been joined together, but usually the roots are tap roots & quite fat, they can go quite far down.

But then I have never seen it flower?! it dies down for the winter too

31/05/2013 at 23:30

Does it have yellow flowers like shaggy daisies? Cos it could be Colt's Foot (Tussilogo farfara) which looks like nice ground cover but it runs like Linford Christie unless you're brutal with it.  I can't see the pink flower very well but it might be a campion (Lychnis).  It's too early really, especially with a late spring, for it to be a Willowherb (Epilobium) and the leaves aren't right for a Lady's Smock (Cardamine Pratensis).

31/05/2013 at 23:41

Thanks hollytree it never flower's & the leaves are much more rounded than colt's foot.

I guess I'll never know what it is  maybe I could name it (one I can remember!!)

& thanks for letting me know it's a campion I will try to reprogram my brain to remember it! makes me wonder if I know any plant names!!!!

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