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Hello we have this huge plant on the edge of the pond( see photo on my page) nobody has come up with an answer as to whether it is a weed or an exotic plant , do you know?



The only pic I can find shows water, a fledgling jetty, bamboo and what could be either Gunnera or Giant Hogweed further down the bank. A better picture would be useful.

19 Jul, 2011


Gunnera would be my guess, too.

19 Jul, 2011


It would help if you attached a photo to your Q I looked and could not work out what was what!

19 Jul, 2011


Are you talking about the sideways one labelled "weed?" where the background is in focus and the plant with small reddish- orange flowers that's in front isn't?
I believe it to be figwort, though it's a bit hard to tell as it's out of focus and sideways and figwort doesn't usually get to be more than about 4 feet tall.

19 Jul, 2011


Thanks Beattie, thats the one, On my computer it was not sideways ,I do not understand why that happened.

20 Jul, 2011

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