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What is this triffid?

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sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 11:37:51

These giant beasts have sprung up in my garden. I don't mind weeds, as long as they are pretty, as I'm just doing a wildflower lawn.

Any idea what they could be please?

sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 11:39:12

Just to add - it could literally be anything. We have the only patch of green for a few gardens each way, at least, so seem to be a trap for all manner of seeds.

Have had strawberries and carrots appear in the lawn, which was lovely!

MissWilmottsGhost Thu 11-May-17 11:43:52

I think it's umbelliferae (same family as carrots, parsnips and parsley) a wild one though, maybe hogweed

MissWilmottsGhost Thu 11-May-17 11:45:08

There is a cabbage of some sort in the left of the picture too.

sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 11:53:35

I thought it might be hogweed. I'll pull it up then before it spreads too much. Thank you.

Is there really a cabbage? Can't tell if you're joking…

Sunseed Thu 11-May-17 11:56:04

Yes, that's a brassica (cabbage family) of some sort on the left.

sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 12:02:09

How funny. I wonder what it's going to turn in to. Or how I am getting these random veg plants in my garden…

MissWilmottsGhost Thu 11-May-17 12:04:44

Do you think it used to be a vegetable patch at one time?

I love the idea of a carrot and strawberry lawn 😁

sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 12:16:58

Hmmm… MissWilmottsGhost , possibly. But probably not for a good few years. There's a lot of bluebells, lily of the valley, and plants that grow from this (not my picture, but I've forgotten the name of it…) in the same area.

A lot of poppies seem to have sprung up too, in random pots of soil, which is lovely.

sizeofalentil Thu 11-May-17 12:20:52

Crocosmia, might be the last bulb. They all came up blind though, so unsure :/

sizeofalentil Sat 13-May-17 20:30:05

Yellow flowers Have appeared so I don't think it is hogweed?

MrsT2007 Sat 13-May-17 20:35:44

Hemlock or ragwort?

sizeofalentil Sat 13-May-17 21:23:49

I don't think it's ragwort, because we've got that too. I hope it isn't hemlock. Hmmm think I'm going to dig it up in case it is poisonous

scotjls Tue 16-May-17 23:28:59

It looks quite like angelica

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