I.d please

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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Bex
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I.d please

Post by Bex » 29 Apr 2018, 12:11

Found this along a local footpath...thought it was dandelion til I looked closer...its furry and the leaves are very long!
Any ideas please?
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Nina
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Post by Nina » 07 May 2018, 14:35

Oh dear, Bex -- how did we miss this?! I'm so sorry. I've only just discovered this post, and I should have had a notice sent to me when you posted it. I'll bet it's grown, flowered, and died by now, but I think it is probably one of the Hawkbits, and here is our entry for it
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... vBVupch2M8 The leaves can vary from very narrow to wider, but it can usually be distinguished from Dandelions and Hawksbeards because the Hawkbit has hairy leaves and the other two are relatively hairless.

I hope that helps and sorry that it's late.

Nina

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Post by Bex » 12 May 2018, 08:56

Hi Nina, no worries and thank you! I wondered if it was a member of the hawk family! Gonna go and look 2day to see if it's flowered, will add a pic if it has! We have lots of hawksbit along the main road, they seem to appear overnight!

I'm loving all the choice around this time of year and finding new things hidden in the undergrowth...haha I think I'm tortoise mad :lol:

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Post by Nina » 12 May 2018, 09:27

I know, it's great, isn't it -- things just seem to pop up overnight. All that lovely tortoise food just waiting to be devoured!

Nina

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Post by Bex » 24 May 2018, 09:44

Just had a walk and found the plant again...it's now 5ft tall and still hasn't flowered but def a Hawk! The tortoises won't eat the leaves but my Guinea pig does!

I've had this come up, I promise I've searched the database but can't see it, any ideas?
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Post by Bex » 24 May 2018, 09:53

Also this one please... 8-)
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Post by Nina » 24 May 2018, 10:23

Hi Bex,

I posted this just now and it has turned up in the wrong place. The first weed you asked about, with the little yellow flower, is Wood Avens, and you can feed it sparingly (so not much). Here is our entry for it:
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... waEKiAh2M8
The second weed (growing next to a car), I know what it is but my mind has gone blank. Hopefully Lin will come in with an ID.

Nina

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Post by EmmaB » 24 May 2018, 10:27

Hi Bex the second one is hedge mustard. Feed in moderation. Emma x

https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... waE6b3TUSw

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Post by Bex » 24 May 2018, 10:46

Big Ty :)

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Re: I.d please

Post by EmmaB » 25 May 2018, 21:26

You are welcome

Emma

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