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03/06/2012 at 19:31


I wonder if anyone could help identify these two plants, they've come up in a border and i don't recognise them so suspect theyr're weeds. The first there are quite a few of, about two foot tall (at present in south east), leafy,no buds so far. Seems to be fairly shallow rooted, cream coloured & fibrous, but spreading through roots.

the second with the red centre, I've not pulled this up yet so not sure bout roots. there is just the one I've found so far, it's about 40cmtall and has a ed centre (not the lupin the background)


any  advice & suggestions gratefully



03/06/2012 at 19:36

not sure why these images aren't displaying, i hve ensured they're public.

leafy thing:


red bit in the middle:



03/06/2012 at 19:40

Hi the red one is Hypericum -will have yellow flowers and followed by black berries.Probably self seeded by birds.

The second looks like an Aster - probably the common purple one, will flower in Aug/Sept. Probably self seeded by the wind.

03/06/2012 at 21:13

Leafy one - probably aster, or michaelmas daisy.

04/06/2012 at 11:15

Many thanks- I'll stop pulling it all out then.

04/06/2012 at 12:13

Leafy one could be a Penstemon

05/06/2012 at 15:27

i was thinkg penstemon also muddyfork.

05/06/2012 at 15:28

but then could be phlox

05/06/2012 at 16:38

I really appreciate all your suggestions.

I did have an aster last year or the year before, but can't remember where i planted it and thought it hadn't survived the winter. I guess perhaps it did after all, and has seeded itself, there's rather a lot of it. I've replanted some that I'd dug up, will wait and see.

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