Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

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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Robert
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Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by Robert » 30 Jul 2019, 13:08

Good Afternoon, I am hoping that someone can help me I.d this pesky broad leaf invader, I've looked everywhere but to no avail, please see the screen shot.
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Nina
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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by Nina » 30 Jul 2019, 14:47

It's really hard to tell with a photo of one leaf, looking straight down on it, as there are quite a few plants that look a bit like that. Are the undersides of the leaf white? If so then it is probably Coltsfoot and here is our entry for it:
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... UBJ-3t7m9s
Or it could be Winter Heliotrope:
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... UBKN3t7m9s (but that is less likely).
Are there any flowers, flower buds or seed heads? Could you take a photo from the side?
Sorry not to be able to ID it straight away, but other photos or more info would help.

Nina

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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by lin » 30 Jul 2019, 16:29

Hi Robert
I'm afraid I have to agree with Nina in saying we need a better photo. Is this leaf laying flat? Can to take another photo of it with the grass flattened around the leaf. Is this just a single leaf or are there more coming from the ground?
So sorry for all the questions but I think this could be one of the edible plants so dont dig them up yet.

Lin

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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by Robert » 30 Jul 2019, 16:50

Hello,ha ha questions are fine, im asking for help, attached are some more pictures, in between down poors, im sorry but i cant 100% recall seeing/not seeing flowers, the edge of the leaf if serated a bit like a nettle, its in big patches near to the ground, the previous owners of my house, used to breed rabbits so I suppose it could be edible..
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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by lin » 30 Jul 2019, 19:20

Ah, what a brilliant find. You have never seen Nina grovel, neither have I but I will when she see's this - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its Blue Sow Thistle. Heres the entry we have for it and its a perfectly good feed that your tortoise will enjoy.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=786&c=6

Lin

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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by Robert » 31 Jul 2019, 16:20

Thank you very much for helping me I.d this plant, I looked everywhere !!

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Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Post by lin » 31 Jul 2019, 17:48

:roll: And it was here all the time - :lol:

Lin

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