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  • #70054
    NorthernTeacher
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    There’s masses of this growing just on my lane. Unfortunately, it’s not quite in flower but I’m hoping someone might know what it is. Ta very much :-)

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    #70056
    NorthernTeacher
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    Mostly leaves

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    #70058
    NorthernTeacher
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    Spiny underside of leaves and stem

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    #70060
    NorthernTeacher
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    It’s not dock. Here’s a comparison.

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    #70062
    Allan
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    Teasel

    #70063
    cilla
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    Have a look at Redshank.

    #70064
    gertie
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    Teasel? :rose: well Tease anyway :confused:

    #70078
    Owdboggy
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    Agree, Teasel. None of the Persicaria have that row of spines on the underside of the leaf.

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    #70081
    NorthernTeacher
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    Thanks, Cilla. It all looks right for Redshank except for the spines under the leaf and on the stalks. I’ll see if they are actually prickly today and look further.

    #70082
    NorthernTeacher
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    Definitely not teasel, which I have.

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    #70214
    VegVamp
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    Has it flowered yet Jane? Would love to know what it turned out to be.

    #70215
    NorthernTeacher
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    Believe it or not, Karen, I found out just a few minutes ago after spending an inordinate amount of time on it today! It had one flower this morning and this afternoon it was finished. It’s Prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola (Roger Phillips, p.142). Glad to have found it – I’ve looked at so many options!

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    #70217
    NorthernTeacher
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    And the height! I’m 5’4″ and this is just a bit taller!

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    #70219
    gertie
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    Gosh, how extraordinary…didn’t realise that they even existed!! :lol: :rose:

    #70220
    VegVamp
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    Oh well done Detective Jane. :good: Never even heard of Prickly Lettuce! :lol:

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