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  • Joined Jul 2016
Another Identification needed please
« on: June 20, 2019, 01:41:20 pm »
I can tell the difference between a courgette and a aubergine but not all these weeds/flowers

These sprouted up around some building materials

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  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Another Identification needed please
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 04:24:34 pm »
White campion???


  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Home of the crowd inspired "Plant more stinging nettles" project.
Re: Another Identification needed please
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 05:38:13 pm »

An interesting thing:  there are red and pink and white campions.  But the "red" variety flowers are actually pink. The white ones are, of course, white.  A cross between the two produces a pink campion, which, I don't doubt, is also pink!  I've no idea how pink pink campions might be and I imagine their pinkness will vary.  I seem to think there is a way of differentiating between "red" and "pink", but I can't recall right now.

In my experience, the white ones don't appear that often, but I imagine they are still quite prolific seed producers and will, given opportunity, become an unwelcome weed (which could well end up being, umm, pink!).   
« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 08:28:11 pm by arobwk »


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Another Identification needed please
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »
White campion - wild flowers not weeds  :sunshine:

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  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Another Identification needed please
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 10:10:56 am »
Thanks everyone. I hope the bees like them at the moment they are going nuts for the blackberry bush. It is by far their favourite. :bee:


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