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22/07/2013 at 18:28

Hi everyone, can any of you more knowledgeable gardeners out there, tell me what flower this is. It came in a pack of wild seeds, and not being green fingered in any way, I just sprinkled the seeds anywhere, for the bees more than anything. but I don`t have aclue what these are. The seed pod is from the plant too. Any help appreciated, cheers, cresser


22/07/2013 at 18:29

Brassica family. Probably oil seed rape.

22/07/2013 at 19:20

Most def Figetbones. Horrible, horrible plant, stinks like heck, I know I lived in a house in the country literally surrounded by the bloomin stuff-stinks Pull it out and bin it.

22/07/2013 at 20:11

I always know when hayfever is going to go through the roof when the fields are bright yellow with the stuff. I hate the smell of it.

22/07/2013 at 20:13

Thankyou very much for both of your replies. I respect your greater knowledge than mine of plants, and experience ( I have none!)

22/07/2013 at 20:19

We all started out with no experience. By looking, listening, and asking questions, we  gain knowledge.

22/07/2013 at 21:48

Thanks again to everyone who has responded - I do appreciate it. The only thing about this plant is that, well, I cannot smell anything?? I `ve put my nose to it, and I`ve touched it, but I can`t smell out. On looking for other pictures of Oilseed Rape, a description said it grows to about 1` 8", but this one is about 4-5 foot. I`m puzzled a bit. cresser.

23/07/2013 at 14:25

a bit like oil seed rape .

23/07/2013 at 14:53

I don't know if it's OSR or some other similar brassica but the OSR in the field next to us is 3 or 4 feet high in its leaning over state so when upright would be taller than that

23/07/2013 at 19:07

Thankyou both, I think I`ll stick with oilseed rape for now, cheers, cresser.

23/07/2013 at 20:43

Collect the little black seeds, plant them and eat the crop. It will taste a bit like cabbage or any of the oriental mustard varieties.

Does anyone agree, or even disagree?

23/07/2013 at 20:57

I'm sure that's right Peter. Nothing wrong with it at all. But I still hate the stuff

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