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What is this?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:00

one of the plantains, Plantago major I think, generally considered a weed but still an interesting looking plant.

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:49

Yes, don't rip it out for being caper spurge because it isn't 

I wouldn't rip it out before it flowers. I know a lot of weeds and hat one isn't any of them. Might be something nice, an erigeron or something.

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:58

You're right Ladybird, the slightest hint of any wetness and you lose all grip as well.

I find by the time I've shampooed my hair and showered the rest of me there's not too much left. But maybe I'm just not too bothered what they look like , a good dollop of hand cream stops them getting too crispy-skinned but not just before the gardening


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:53

The other thing about Sweet Cicely is that it would be hard to take it for a shrub.

It has a soft hazy look to the leaves as well which this hasn't.

It's always harder to ID from photos. Things look different in real life. I never use on line mages to ID plants on the forum for this reason. I either know the plant or I don't. I can see the differences here because I know Sweet Cicely very well.


I had to brave the flying ants to get these photos 

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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:35

That confirms it as a different plant as far as I can see Ladybird. That and the large patch of Sweet Cicely a few feet from where I'm sitting.

The US isn't the UK but it's the Northern hemisphere and has Spring when we do. Sweet Cicely flowers in Spring and is now a rather bedraggled specimen with big black seeds. I'll fetch the camera. 


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:08

i really can't see that first on as Sweet Cicely or any other umbellifer.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 16:13

60cms  tall is too small for the achillea I suggested and I don't think it's sweet cicely.

The second pic rules out the ferns. They may smell the same but I don't think they are the same. Smell is so hard to describe but it brings back so many memories doesn't it.

Back to the drawing board.

Have you ever seen any flowers, or seen them in winter to know if they're evergreen


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:57

I thought fern for the second but can't see how that could be confused with a shrub.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:55

A few more pics might help and an indication of size, but as ladybird says, most of us aren't familiar with US plants. 

I'm finding it hard to believe that those 2 are the same plant tbh.

The top one resembles Achillea grandifolia in leaf, that has a strong smell. It's not a shrub, though could be mistaken for one if you only see it in full growth. 

The second is not an achillea of any sort

Few plant/weed IDs please

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:05

Canadian fleabane has the most insignificant, colourless flowers you can imagine. 

Leave it til someone else confirms, but if it is, dump it

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