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I planted various seeds this year french & african marigolds, gazania and zinnia I can identify them all by their leaves but a multitude of the the one in this photograph grew with them and I cannot make out what they are. Can anyone identify it?



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Looks like one of the willow herbs to me. Not a marigold anyway.

4 May, 2011

 

Agree willow herb weed, needs removing.

4 May, 2011

 

Oh thanks I have often wondered what this weed is in my garden

4 May, 2011

 

Howk it out Denise!

4 May, 2011

 

I think it's the one the Americans call fireweed.

4 May, 2011

 

Probably, do you have the Rose Bay Willow Herb around near you Beattie? Grows to a good 3 or 4 foot and seeds like mad everywhere.

5 May, 2011

 

Not any more, MG. We had it in a garden about 3 moves back. I used to leave a patch of it in a corner as there's some moth or butterfly, I forget the details, that lives on it.

5 May, 2011

 

It isn't in our garden but on waste land about 500 metres away but when the wind blows the seed...

5 May, 2011

 

Thanks to everyone who identified my photo as willowherb. I will remove it all right away. Could it have been in the bag of compost I used to sow my seeds in?

5 May, 2011

 

Unlikely but all things are possible... How long have the seeds been in the pots?

5 May, 2011

 

If you have pots of other seedlings that you sowed using the same compost that don't have the weed in, it wasn't in the compost.

5 May, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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