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25/06/2013 at 23:05

I'm really sorry but I don't have a photo as I have left the camera elsewhere.  I have a lot of woody stemmed weeds with slightly hairy leaves shaped more like a tree leaf. They have tiny yellow flowers which give way to what I assume is a seed head, which is like a softer, smaller, teasel.  They are about 14 - 16 inch high and the stems grow out in a goblet shape from a central root.  I'll be able to get the camera back at the weekend, but there are so many knowledgeable people on here I thought someone might be able to guess from my description.  Thanks -

25/06/2013 at 23:26

what sort of tree leaf? annual or perennial

25/06/2013 at 23:31

Look up wood avens and  see if that matches

25/06/2013 at 23:40

FB - You are SO clever!  Thank you so much, one day I'll be able to answer a question.

It seems to have suddenly grown from nowhere - is it any use to wildlife or can I dig it up with impunity?

Nutcutlet, I was dithering about trying to work out what sort of tree leaf it might resemble when FB came up with the answer.  Thank you for thinking!

25/06/2013 at 23:59

Dig it up, preferably before those pretty yellow flowers set seed.

26/06/2013 at 00:10

Good, I've done half of it already.  It isn't even pretty really, but some foraging type says you can fry the leaves in butter - his picture looks like a horrible slimy mess so it's straight in the bin I think.  Thanks again

26/06/2013 at 00:10


26/06/2013 at 08:22

The seeds are the sort that stick to your clothes/pets/gardening glove etc and spread everywhere. 

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