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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I wonder if anyone will be able to identify this plant that has invited itself into my garden.




The back plant looks like a Hymalayan Honeysuckle

21 Jun, 2010


Yes, Leycesteria 'formossa'

21 Jun, 2010


Agree. It can be a bit of a weed. Even the golden form comes true from seed which I suspect is apomictic (clonal) like some other plants from widely different plant families such as Dandelions (Taraxum vulgare agg), Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus agg), Whitebeam's (Sorbus aria agg) and Mat Grass (Nardus stricta agg).

Probably irrelevant additional info there but I have an interest in apoximis (the plant equivalent of Greenfly cloning themselves).

21 Jun, 2010


no theres nothing wrong with a bit of interesting info fractal im full of it lol .

22 Jun, 2010


about lots of animal things mostly i hasten to add lol .

22 Jun, 2010


you only need a bird to eat the berries of this plant and when they fly over and does a wotsit (poo) the seed only has to fall and it will germinate and you will end up with the plant

23 Jun, 2010

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