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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone identfy these. I planted a Delphinium Black Knight in the same place last year. And these now seem to be growing.

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Funnily enough i was going to download a picture of the 2nd one myself to find out what it was called because my brother has it growing in his garden.
It has deep yellow flowers like daisies

2 Jul, 2010


First one is some kind of Mallow, but which one?
Second is Ragweed, I think. Certainly is is one of the things you get from wild bird seed.

2 Jul, 2010


The first one is Malva moschata alba the second is Jacobaea vulgaris (AKA Ragwort), a very common, but potentially highly toxic weed which you should not allow to set seed in your garden:

Ragwort is one of only five plants named as an injurious weed under the provisions of the Weeds Act 1959. Under the terms of this act, a land occupier can be required by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to prevent the spread of the plant.

2 Jul, 2010


Thanks for the info, The ragwort be pulled up tomorrow. Am I ok to put it on my compost heap?

2 Jul, 2010



Yes, it will be fine on your compost since it isn't anywhere close to setting seed yet.

2 Jul, 2010

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