plant id? (for my mum)

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plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Herbidacious » June 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Husband saw this in my mothers garden and declared they were nettles and proceeded to try and kill them.

I am pretty sure they aren't.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby suffolk » June 27th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Sorry ...... can’t see pics on here on my phone for some reason. I’ll PM you my email ...
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Suelle » June 27th, 2019, 6:00 pm

The leaves look like nettles but don't nettles usually have hairy stems?
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Ratatouille » June 27th, 2019, 6:31 pm

They don't look like nettles to me. On the other hand I'm not sure what they look like except ground elder??
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Pepper Pig » June 27th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Have your tried the Picture This app on your phone?. It’s free for the first few goes.
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Postby StokeySue » June 27th, 2019, 6:51 pm

Definitely not any kind of nettle, for a start as far as I know all north European nettles have hollow green stems.

Pretty sure it's not ground elder either.

Do you have any indication of size, or a picture of the whole plant? Looks irritatingly familiar
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Herbidacious » June 27th, 2019, 7:11 pm

It's nettle sized. I thought it was a nettle the first time I saw it, and I can see why husband (who knows nothing whatsoever about plants) thought it was. (Good thing his attempts at killing it were very inept :) ) but she had it when she was still capable of weeding, and I think said it wasn't a nettle. But can't remember what seh said it was (abt. years ago) and nor can she.
I did do a reverse google image search but nothing useful came up.
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Postby Herbidacious » June 27th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Have your tried the Picture This app on your phone?. It’s free for the first few goes.


That looks useful PP.
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Postby Grasshopper » June 27th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Deffo not a stinging nettle. The stem isn't hairy.
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby suffolk » June 27th, 2019, 9:12 pm

The stem looks square in cross section ... if that’s so it’s probably in the Lamium family ... but at this time of year I’d expect flowers at the leaf nodes (like white dead nettles have).
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Herbidacious » June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am

Will suggest this to my mother when I ring her later. Thank you!
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Herbidacious » August 18th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Just got back from mother's (it did not go well :( ) and this is now flowering. I think it may be a Campanula trachelium??? Or some sort of campanula.

Here it is flowering:


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But is this the same thing? It looks like its flowers are going to be a different color.


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We now have a new mystery plant, although she had some ideas. Sorry there is no foliage. I realize I took most of the shots with her iPad.

She would have been totally on top of this once, but her memory is shot.


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I bought her quite a nice salvia while I was there. Quite fancy one myself. The one I bought her had purply leaves too. I hope it survives.

https://www.gardenia.net/plant/salvia-Love-And-Wishes
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 19th, 2019, 9:28 am

I agree the top 2 pics might be a campanula of some kind, but the bottom one is entirely new to me :?
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby suffolk » August 19th, 2019, 10:21 am

Yes top two are Campanula ... there are so many varieties.

Can’t see the third very clearly ... is it a climber? I’m wondering about Lapageria rosea https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/9827/Lapa ... ea/Details
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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

Postby Herbidacious » August 19th, 2019, 11:56 am

No, it's not a climber. I thought it was a crocosmia at first. And then maybe even a salvia - the leaves were simlira to thne one I bought her, but a bit bigger and the flowers have a distinctive flower shape splay at the end.
Anyway not to worry. I didn't take a good photo of it with my phone. I will ask her what she thought it was - she pointed to something in a book that looked plausible. It may have stopped flowering by the time I next go up, but she has better photos on her iPad.
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Postby suffolk » August 19th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Ah well ... we can have another try another day :D :tu:
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