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ID Please Have these in my garden and not sure if they are a weed or not

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Have these in my garden and not sure if they are a weed or not. Much like a dandelion gone to seed but much larger. Not a clematis.
Ok, just updated with a pic of the flower this morning.



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It is one of the hawkweed family, much like a dandelion. they can be pretty but seed around a lot. It would normally be classed as a weed.

29 Jun, 2012

 

Hi Lilcrawford I have these to and consider them a weed but let them stay as they are easy enough to pull up and add colour and height. A weed to me is classed a weed when it's something growning too well and some would say where it isn't wanted.
Debbie in Kent :)

29 Jun, 2012

 

Ok figured it was a weed. Thanks Bulbaholic and Dbv. I do like your attitude regarding weeds Dbv :)

29 Jun, 2012

 

When it is in flower look to see whether the flowers are only open in the morning. If so it will be a plant popularly called Jack go to Bed at Noon or Goat's Beard. Its Latin name is Tragopogon pratensis - if you Google that you may be able to confirm whether that's what it is.

I've never queried Bulbaholic before, but the hawkweeds don't have such long slender flower buds.

29 Jun, 2012

 

Ok thanks for that Stera, will have a look.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Always a first time, Steragram, I'm not quite perfect ;-)))). Close though!

30 Jun, 2012

 

Lol :)))

30 Jun, 2012

 

have posted a pic of the flower this morning.

30 Jun, 2012

 

A weed if you wish to call it one, Lil,though personally I wouldn't let it seed around. Btw, I never said that I loved the picture of the seedhead that you first showed.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Ok, thanks again Bulb....don't think I inferred you 'loved' the pic? Apologies if I did.

30 Jun, 2012

 

No, no Lil, you have that the wrong way round. To be clearer, I intended to say how much I loved the picture but never got round to it.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Ah Bulba, close is near enough! :))
Thanks for the pic Lil - Sure that's what it is now..

30 Jun, 2012

 

Yes Stera, checked later today and it only flowered in the morning. Thanks again.
Oh dear, sorry Bulba......thought you were having a senior moment yet it was me having one!! Lol.

30 Jun, 2012

 

i too love them in my garden, they seed around but very sporadically here, so i am happy to have them stay.
a very ornamental weed!

11 Jul, 2012

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