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HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Mystery Pink Wildflower/Weed
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:38:21 am »
We recently ploughed up two acres of land and have planted vines. We interplanted with clover seeds but have had another plant take over in huge quantities. It's easy enough to pull out so I suspect it's a annual. It's quite pretty - small pink flowers, lots of little leaves that look a little like parsley but smaller and more of them. I've searched on line but still have no idea what it is - any suggestions? Photo attached. The one in the photo is quite small - they can get up to about 18 inches high before we've pulled them out (i.e. they might get even bigger!).

Oh, and we're at the foot of chalk downland so a good depth of clay loam over chalk - high pH. Less than 500ft above sea level so climate not too harsh.

Thanks!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Mystery Pink Wildflower/Weed
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 11:11:39 am »

Fumitory
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HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Mystery Pink Wildflower/Weed
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 01:22:25 pm »
Brilliant! Just googled and it's a match! Thanks - had never even heard of it....

 

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