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Jdk
31/07/2013 at 14:39

Hello all.  This plant/flower has started to appear.  A friend said it is hemlock as earlier in summer it had white flowers on it, but I dont think it is that.  But now I am curious as to what it is.

Any help would be most apreciated.

Thanks
Jamie

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28536.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28537.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

Jdk
31/07/2013 at 14:40

Sorry think posted in wrong thread....

31/07/2013 at 14:48

there are several flowers that produce seedheads like this. It all depends on the size of the seeds. I think it's probably hogweed.

Jdk
31/07/2013 at 14:51

Thanks, after a lot of googling hogweed never came up but looks just like the seeds

Thanks for your help
Jamie

31/07/2013 at 15:03

If the plant' s total height is about 70 to 180 cms then it is, if it's more like 2 to 5 metres tall it's giant hogweed and not nice at all. Giant hogwed has all sorts of restrictions on its cultivation and movement and gives your skin a nasty burn too.

Jdk
31/07/2013 at 15:06

Yes 70 -180 seems to fit the description also.

31/07/2013 at 17:53

are there still any leaves left Jdk. Hemlock has lacier leaves than hogweed or giant hogweed. It also has a distinctive spotted stem. Overall it's a much 'lighter' looking plant than the hogweeds. How far across the top are those seed heads?

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