What plant is it and what does it tell?

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What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234690 Radu
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:04 am

I have this plant growing in the garden everywhere but don't know it so don't know what it might be telling about the soil. Any ideas?
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Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234695 Odsox
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:24 am

Looks like groundsel to me.
It's a very common garden weed, so I don't think it tells you anything about your soil.
Not a good idea to let it seed though, it has seeds like a dandelion that spread everywhere on a breezy day. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234700 Millymollymandy
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:49 pm

I always leave some of it as it is one of the foodstuffs for the cinnabar moth caterpillar. They are very pretty red and black daytime flying moths and there have been loads around here recently. :thumbright:
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Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234715 Jacqui S
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:38 pm

Definitely groundsel.
I didn't know cinnabar moth caterpillars ate groundsel, though it was just ragwort. I will leave some groundsel untouched from now on!

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Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234773 Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:57 am

Yes they like both - and it's easy to get rid of groundsel that's self seeded as it pulls up easily. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Post: #234808 Radu
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:35 am

Thank you all for the replies. I appreciate them.


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