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Does anyone know what this Plant is ?


By Holycow

United Kingdom Gb

Please help ,this plant has suddenly started growing in our garden( actually we have a couple!) and we would like to know if it is a weed or not.




It could be the perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) which is pretty free seeding.

6 Jun, 2008


That's exactly what mine do - just appear in odd places! I have so many that I am having to treat them like weeds. A few where I want them - lovely. Lots where I don't - a nuisance!

6 Jun, 2008


Looks like Verbascum - also known as Mallow. We get them all the time and treat them as weeds. They are quite pretty but attract LOTS of caterpillars.

8 Jun, 2008


Thanks guys for the replies, i will keep an eye on them, they are in a empty space , which needs lots of plants so everything helps !!

23 Jun, 2008

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