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Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby Stephen » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:41 pm

Fairly upright, some examples are 12" to 18" high, stem becoming woody.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby sally wright » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:59 pm

Dear Stephen,
Are the leaves strongly scented with a rather rank smell? If so it could be feverfew.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby Stephen » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:37 pm

Hi Sally
I trust your expertise but there is no particular smell to it.
Searching for feverfew shows the flowers which are obviously yet to emerge.

I was assuming it was a random introduction as it crops up in scattered places on my new plot.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby retropants » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:55 am

I was going to say feverfew too.
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Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:19 pm

It certainly looks like Feverfew but, if no strong smell, I wonder if it is a variety of Chrysanthemum!
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby sally wright » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:37 pm

Dear OH,
unless Stephen kept all of last years plant labels and seed packets I suspect we are all going to have to wait until the plant starts to flower. The Chrysanthemum/Pyrethrum/"daisy"/Aster family can be right %$*&£$% to identify from just the leaves. There are thousands of them and the ones we grow in our gardens still numbers in the hundreds. Even I have to look at the RHS plant finder to see what a particular plant is called this year.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby Stephen » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:31 pm

Hi all, there does seem to be a consensus. Thank you.

Sally, this is on my new plot, so not planted by me! I will leave one or two examples to see what flowers arrive. That is assuming feverfew is worth keeping.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby sally wright » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Dear Stephen,
feverfew is the host plant for orange tip butterflies; the flowers also attract hoverflies and bees so I think having some on the plot is worthwhile.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby Stephen » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:06 pm

The flowers confirm you all are right. They are rather unshowy and a bit tatty.
Clearly those across the plot ran to seed in the past, there have been lots of seedlings to remove, across the whole plot.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby mikepearce45 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:39 pm

If you have a large garden centre near to where you live, perhaps they have a "plant identification" service. Worth checking.
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Re: Would someone identify this for me please?

Postby Stephen » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:31 am

They have become rather attractive.
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But there are lots of seedlings poping up all over the place!
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