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Are these weeds or will they have flowers?

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Dothemash Mon 03-Apr-17 19:12:08

Any help identifying them much appreciated, they are very similar but are definitely different plants/weeds. If any have pretty flowers I will keep them, if not, up they come. One might be geranium and another buttercup of some sort?

Many thanks in advance!x

thisisillyria Mon 03-Apr-17 19:14:40

The first one looks like aqueligia (granny's bonnets), I think. Not sure about the middle one, but the last one looks like buttercups.

Polly99 Mon 03-Apr-17 19:14:58

The one on the left looks like aquilegia, which I think is rather pretty.

SlB09 Mon 03-Apr-17 19:19:20

The one on the right I have in my garden, have no clue what its called but its pretty and bees love the flowers! The other two look like plants and not weeds, just wait an see if you can cope with the suspense 😜

BagelDog Mon 03-Apr-17 19:24:25

Left hand one aquilegia, beautiful, leave. The one on the right I think may be buttercup? Spotty leaves? Looks about right...

Wikky Mon 03-Apr-17 19:28:12

I agree re plant 1 and think I agree plant 3.

What happens if you crush plant 2s leaves? Does it smell of anything?

averylongtimeago Mon 03-Apr-17 19:28:18

The first is aqualigia , also called grannies bonnets, pretty and perennial, flowers late spring/early summer. The middle one is a "plant" as opposed to a weed but I can't remember what it's called and the one at the right hand side is buttercup.

SilverHawk Mon 03-Apr-17 19:39:19

L to R, 1) Aquilegia
2) A plant that I would call a weed, it has small yellow flowers and a spikey seed head IIRC. I've definitely got those leaves in the garden and I'm sure they're not a 'flower'. The good news is that they don't seed like mad!
3) buttercup

SilverHawk Mon 03-Apr-17 19:49:21

Forget number 2) was thinking of nipplewort. It may be creeping cinqfoil.

JT05 Mon 03-Apr-17 19:51:09

I agree with the consensus on 1 and 3. 3 is creeping buttercup and can be a real nuisance, especially in a lawn.
Not sure about 2.

Tweedledumb0 Mon 03-Apr-17 20:06:10

I think number 2 is astrantia, which is a lovely plant. Give it some time and see if it flowers in the summer.

Dothemash Mon 03-Apr-17 20:10:30

Wow, thank you all so much for your help! Aquilegia would be lovely and I like buttercups. Will wait and see on the middle picture then, in case it becomes something nice.

Wikky - just tried rubbing the leaves and no scent to them.

Thank you lovely gardeners! smile x

JT05 Mon 03-Apr-17 20:11:32

Ah yes, astrantia.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Mon 03-Apr-17 20:16:49

I agree as well on 1 and 3. Have been trying to make 2 fit to some kind of wild or wood anemone, but I'm not managing it yet.

Dothemash Mon 03-Apr-17 20:17:56

And there I was planning to dig them up (effort) and expecting to buy plants to fill the gaps (£££) so this is very good news, thanks again everyone!

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