London (change)
Today 12°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 12°C
6 messages
02/07/2012 at 16:41


02/07/2012 at 17:44

This does not look like Lesser Celandine and is definitely not creeping buttercup so I would say Mouse ear hawk weed.
It is a weed and wants taking out, it will spread but not as fast as creeping buttercup or celandine.
I watched celandine cover the floor of the local woods from a few plants near a beck to covering and smothering all the banks around in less than six years walking my dog.


02/07/2012 at 17:48

Thank you one to get rid of then 


Anyone else confirm the weed ?


02/07/2012 at 20:54

Yes   definitely one of the many variants of Hawkweed.

02/07/2012 at 21:01

Yes me too. Though going with the definition of a weed as a plant in the wrong place I suppose it depends where it's growing. One woman's weed is another woman's wildflower

03/07/2012 at 05:47
quercus_rubur wrote (see)

... One man's weed is another man's wildflower

Absolutely, I grow both lesser celandines and hawkweeds (several species), and buttercups, in the wild area of my garden.

email image
6 messages