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By Valb

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Please could you identify this. It is growing profusley in my garden at the moment. Seems to be lots of leaves in seperate clumps




That looks like Arum. It's a native plant, and it produces a spathe in the summer and then red berries. There's a cultivated one with beautiful markings on the leaves - Arum italicum 'Marmoratum'.

These are easily pulled out if you don't want them in your garden.

25 Apr, 2010


I wondered about spinach. If so it will have a slightly gritty feel to the leaves and a greenish flower spike in summer. Don't try eating it until the id is confirmed.

25 Apr, 2010


Thanks. I think you are correct. I have just been out to compare with some others that I know are Arum's and these are just taller and slightly smaller more rounded leaves.

25 Apr, 2010


You're welcome. Glad to help.

25 Apr, 2010

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