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cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: What is this plant
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2015, 07:50:50 pm »
Dunno DL .

 To me it's a British knot weed p[lain & simple , have a look in Google images  under the Latin name of Polygonum pensylvanicum there are some good likenesses.
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Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
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Re: What is this plant
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2015, 10:31:32 am »
Could you mean 'redshank' Cloddopper? Wherever there's some from of cultivation there it tends to be (though I confess to being rather partial to the garden cultivar forms of Persicaria). A google search for Persicaria maculosa will find some pics and there's a good link here: http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/weeds/redshank

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: What is this plant
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2015, 02:49:32 pm »
Just noticed a plant in my garden which looks just like the pic.  I know it's not Rosebay Willowherb, but grows into something like a small, weedy version of that.  It could be called Broad-leaved Willowherb.  As I said before, you'll need to grow some on to be sure, especially with so many possibilities.
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devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: What is this plant
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 07:38:49 am »
Rosebay willow herb is the the big show-offy one. Common willow herb has a smaller less significant flower head.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: What is this plant
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2015, 11:51:27 am »
Hi WYF, our RB willow herb is growing like crazy, how about a new picture?
 
Quote - under the Latin name of Polygonum pensylvanicum
 
thats american? is it over here then? we don't have anything like that up here, just a small lower growing type. (apart from Japanese knotweed of course  :( )

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: What is this plant
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 10:59:11 pm »
I didn't realise the thread was still running  .  Alison has been pulling some weeds out the raised beds that mainly contain composted horse muck, coir waste and vermiculite there was plenty of knot weed .

 I could have put up some pictures of different stages of my knot weeds growth & also some of the other horse resistant weeds that have come from the same beds .
« Last Edit: June 05, 2015, 11:02:39 pm by cloddopper »
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