'Common' weeds I can't identify!

Use this forum for identification of plants and flowers found in the UK. To allow us to help provide accurate identification we need clear pictures of the whole plant, where it is growing and close up pictures of flowers, buds or seed heads if any available. It would also be useful to see pictures showing the leaf attached to the stem.
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eisbrecher
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'Common' weeds I can't identify!

Post by eisbrecher » 27 May 2017, 12:12

Hoping you can help widen the diet of my Horsefield :)

Picture 3
It is still blooming, when may hinder identification, though the leaves look somewhat unusual

Picture 2
I am 99% sure this is a Geranium growing wild in my back garden, is this the case? If so I will feed small amounts of it so as to ensure it continues to grow and survive as much as possible for further cultivating!

Picture 1 (I have merged 2 pictures)
Obscenely common weed near where I live
I checked the wildflowers page of the database, but as it has not flowered it is hard to identify...Flowerless Goldenrod? Flowerless Bristly Oxtongue?
EDIT: Flowerless Buddleia?
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Nina
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Re: 'Common' weeds I can't identify!

Post by Nina » 27 May 2017, 14:19

Hi,
A bit of sun and a bit of rain and those weeds are coming up fast and furious!
Your first photo (with the tiny white flowers) is Garlic Mustard, and here is our entry for it:
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... Sl7rMbauM8
The second photo (with the pink flowers) is Oxalis and here is our entry for that:
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... Sl8IcbauM8
The last two photos: The one on the left looks like one of the Willowherbs (probably Rosebay Willowerb):
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... Sl8fcbauM8 Re the photo on the right - I can't be absolutely sure -- and might be a Willowherb as well, or something else, but if you wait a week or so until it flowers we will be sure. Or Lin might come on later and ID these better than I can.

So there are some edibles there.

Nina

eisbrecher
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Re: 'Common' weeds I can't identify!

Post by eisbrecher » 27 May 2017, 14:24

Awesome! Many thanks!
I 'think' there is a field full of ground elder, but it can look so similar to other plants (yarrow, elderberry etc) I am worried about misidentification
One day I'll be able to identify them myself...I hope!

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Nina
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Re: 'Common' weeds I can't identify!

Post by Nina » 27 May 2017, 14:47

Yeah, you're right -- Ground Elder can look like other things (and that is true of a lot of plants). You can always post a photo for ID -- or just wait until it flowers and send us a photo then. Happy hunting!

Nina

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