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Please could someone identify these plants? They came from in between the gravel of someone's drive & were about the size of a small dandelion last year & have suddenly turned into these aliens! I was told they were borage but I didn't think borage looked like these!

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Looks like teasel.

28 May, 2012


Teasel. They do have lovely seed heads all winter and good for dried flowers, but is a native weed. Plenty of people plant them so up to you if you keep it - gets over 1 metre tall.

28 May, 2012


Really? Well I'm astonished! Thank you both. I'll keep the one next to the comfrey I think, but take the other one out.

28 May, 2012


The finches will love it when it gets seed heads.

28 May, 2012


Your lucky i have 2 growing in my border what i paid for.

28 May, 2012


There were hundreds of them where these came from and virtually all went in the green recycling! I had three to begin with but took one out as it was taking up too much room. Anyway, I'll look forward to the seedheads - hopefully there will be more goldfinches this year.

29 May, 2012

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