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messagecan you identify this plant/weed?attachment
Posted by Callie 19 June, 2019 20:53

This plant has made itself at home in one of my pots. I left it to see if any flowers would show but nothing only lots of leaves and it's getting quite big. Wondered if anyone knows what it is?

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messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by peckman 19 June, 2019 20:58

I certainly cant callie but it certainly consider it a bonus . Nice folliage !

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by natty01295 19 June, 2019 23:35

there are (Plant Apps) that help to identify plants

The Best Plant Identification Apps
* FlowerChecker. The FlowerChecker app uses real botanists to identify unknown plants, moss, fungus and even lichen. ...
*NatureGate*. - NatureGate allows you to identify your plant with a database of 700 species. ...

* Google Goggles. ...
* PlantSnapp. ...
* Plantifier. ...
* LikeThat Garden. ...
* Leafsnap. ...
* iPflanzen.



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messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Jenny1 20 June, 2019 09:26

Please don't try and eat it based on my 'iffy' identification Callie, but my guess would be that it's rocket that's gone to seed and which has picked up some kind of bug infestation (hence the spots). Having said that the stems seem a bit too robust and hairy for rocket. As I said - please don't eat it! (even if my identification was correct, any leafy vegetable that's gone to seed will be bitter and unpalatable).

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Sue 20 June, 2019 09:57

I don't know what it is, but it isn't rocket.

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Jenny1 20 June, 2019 10:00

Callie. Sue will know better than me - listen to her!

The only reason I suggested the rocket was because the leaf shape was right. But I'm sure Sue is correct.

On a separate note. It is extraordinary what can happen to leafy veg when it 'bolts' and 'goes to seed'.

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by diable rouge 20 June, 2019 10:57

Definitely not Rocket, leaves are too shiny...

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1380/2059/products/wild_grande.jpg?v=1517222222

If no joy on here, take a cutting and ask a local garden centre or email them, the staff at West Dulwich seem to know their onions...

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Jenny1 20 June, 2019 12:16

Good idea to go to a garden centre. I was thinking the glossy leaves were another symptom of the bug infestation causing the spots, and also perhaps a symptom of 'bolting'. But Sue really does know her stuff - so not rocket.

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by lizbells6 20 June, 2019 16:24

I think they might be gazanias.

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Callie 20 June, 2019 18:08

Hi everyone. I don't think it's gazanias after having a quick google. Defintely not rocket - which I eat most days in my sarnies smiling smiley Definitely wouldn't eat this plant lol. It seems to be infested by something. Since I've had it this long might as well wait some more for clues ie buds & flowers. Might give it a quick spray with insect killer, feel silly if its a weed though smiling smiley

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by natty01295 21 June, 2019 00:22

Have you Checked The APPS ????



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messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by seenbeen 21 June, 2019 12:52

Can I see that it has a hairy stem in the second pic?

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Callie 22 June, 2019 17:07

natty01295 Wrote:
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> Have you Checked The APPS ????

yes thanks smiling smiley I had a quick look through but no luck as yet

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Callie 22 June, 2019 17:08

seenbeen Wrote:
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> Can I see that it has a hairy stem in the second
> pic?

Yes the stems are hairy smiling smiley



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messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by seenbeen 22 June, 2019 17:51

you could try this
[www.botanicalkeys.co.uk]

messageRe: can you identify this plant/weed?
Posted by Callie 23 June, 2019 12:26

seenbeen Wrote:
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> you could try this
> [www.botanicalkeys.co.uk]
> h.asp

Hi thanks I tried this a few times but still no luck, I will wait to see if it flowers then try the aps again.


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