This weeks unknown plants.

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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beeclaire80
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This weeks unknown plants.

Post by beeclaire80 » 20 Dec 2020, 17:55

Hi,

Any help with these ones this week please?
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beeclaire80
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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by beeclaire80 » 20 Dec 2020, 17:56

I think they are all no feeds but I’m not quite sure.
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lin
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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by lin » 20 Dec 2020, 18:23

The very top one looks like Sorrel and being one of the Dock family its a no feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=131&c=6

The one under that with the pointy leaves and two pieces of straw like grass hanging over the leaf. Its a Buttercup, looks like a Meadow Buttercup and is a no feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... ant=71&c=6

The next one is Knapweed and ok to feed. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=205&c=6

The next message, pic 1 with the thorns over the leaves. That could either be Mullein or Comfrey. If you look at your plant the Mullien has a very small lobed edge to the leaf but comfrey is smooth.

The very last one looks like Spurge. Have a look and compare of you can send in a clear image of the top part from the side. Heres the entry for you to look. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=308&c=6

Hope thats helpful Claire.

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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by beeclaire80 » 20 Dec 2020, 19:05

Hi Lin,

Thank you so much!

Knapweed is a new one for me!

We took a new walk this week. Our local area is being regenerated and there is a balancing lake so we took a walk round there. Not much was still growing but it’ll be amazing in the spring/summer.
We walked back through the new build part of the estate and where the new walkways and lawns have been put in there was an abundance of thistle, broadleaf plantain, bristley ox tongue, clover, ribwort plantain and dandelion!

Just need to find a new supply of mallow cause that’s his fav. Hoping to grow my own next year!

Once again, thank you!

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lin
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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by lin » 21 Dec 2020, 13:15

LOL - When you do find that small, but precious mallow plant, dig it up and replant in your own plot - lol. Dont let anyone catch you though :lol:

New walks will bring new plants. A plant that grows in one area we find that quite often it will not grow 20 yds away. But above all remember to think have they been sprayed with weed killer. That wouldnt be a problem in winter but come spring when councils get their new toys they often desicrate the tortoise weed picking areas. Back alley ways and gardens are the best but ask the local church if they allow spraying because that is a great place to look for weeds.

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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by beeclaire80 » 21 Dec 2020, 13:37

Oh thank you for the tips!

Hubby works on a building site and has identified a very large patch of bristly ox tongue. He’ll be bringing it home with him...

I did uproot a patch of mallow and potted in the garden but it too went rusty. I’ve trimmed it right back and hope it comes back unrusty.

I also found some musk mallow seeds, dried them and planted them.

I can’t even grow flowers so I’m not hopeful for weeds!

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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by Heather » 07 May 2021, 11:38

I realise this is a bit late as a 'reply', but I think the 4th (last) photo looks like periwinkle!

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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by Nina » 10 May 2021, 11:08

Yes, I think you could well be right, Heather! As the photos were posted last September, that plant must have flowered (either autumn or mine are actually in flower now), so maybe we could have an updated photo to be sure.

Nina

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Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Post by beeclaire80 » 10 May 2021, 11:21

Yes! The last one turned into periwinkle! Which is a no feed I believe.

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