Weed IDs

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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Jesscar6
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Weed IDs

Post by Jesscar6 » 27 Sep 2017, 11:42

Just wondering what these weeds are
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lin
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Re: Weed IDs

Post by lin » 27 Sep 2017, 11:56

Hi Jessica
Top one, purple flower, is Campanula and thats a great one for tortoises
Middle one with spikes is one of the mints but not sure what one so best leave it.
Bottom one with the teeny white flower is Chickweed and another that is fine.
You can type any of those into the search once in the database and it will take you to the entrys for you to read up on them.

Lin

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Re: Weed IDs

Post by Jesscar6 » 27 Sep 2017, 12:06

Thanks
Just gave him some of the Campanula and chickweed and he actually ate some.
He normally won't even try anything new. I'm trying to increase his variety at the moment and his being a bit stubborn about it.

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Re: Weed IDs

Post by lin » 27 Sep 2017, 13:34

LOL - Thats great. They love to make us out to be the strange ones.

Lin

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Nina
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Re: Weed IDs

Post by Nina » 27 Sep 2017, 16:19

Yum, yum. Ny torts love Campanula.
It might be nice if we could ID that middle plant. I agree with Lin that it is probably one of the Mint family, but some of them are very edible (like garden mint) and some aren't (like peppermint and a few others). The thing is that the flowers in your photo were blurry, so if you could take another photo of the flowers and a close-up of the leaves and stem we might be able to pin it down. Or, of course, you could take a leaf off the plant and rub and crush it between your fingers, and if it smells like mint then you'll at least know that it's garden mint.

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Re: Weed IDs

Post by Jesscar6 » 27 Sep 2017, 22:43

Hey

I did find out this afternoon that it is definitely a mint plant.
It does smell minty as well now I was told.
I'm pretty sure he wouldn't eat it especially with the strong smell. He won't even eat a dandelion for me, that's how fussy he is.

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