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Can you help to identify this plant please.
I did not plant this and I think it may be a wild flower or a weed but on the other hand it is rather attractive. I have seen it many times before and ripped it up but this time I let one grow to se what it was like. Any ideas?

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its the pink form of toadflax. and a nice plant too. you get them in purple and very rarely white. a weed to some a treasure for others.

16 Jun, 2010


Looks like Linaria triornithophora which is a kind of Toadflax. Seeds itself all over the place too.

16 Jun, 2010


For us this is a weed and heads off to the compost bin... others think it is pretty and let it grow

16 Jun, 2010


i would kill you for it,ive got purple i think just waiting for it to flower

16 Jun, 2010


i have both in my garden, love it to bits, definitely not a weed here..8)

dont think its triornithophora, more like purpurea to me (purple toadflax)

16 Jun, 2010


Thanks everyone, that seems to be a concensus on Toadflax. I have just looked it up and it seems that even the experts can't agree whether it is a weed or not!
Ladybug, if you would like me to save you some seed I would be happy to do so.

17 Jun, 2010


It turns out that this cultivar has a name as well! It is Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'

17 Jun, 2010

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