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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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

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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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

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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Re: plant id? (for my mum)

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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