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This is growing in a pot but I am not sure if it is a weed?

Is this a weed? (28/04/2012)Is this a weed? (28/04/2012)

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  • Posted: Sat. 28th April 2012 10:37

Re: Is this a weed?

Reply from bole

I don't know what it is, but it certainly isn't weed (cannabis sativa).

  • Posted: Sun. 29th April 2012 02:30

Re: Is this a weed?

Reply from Julie burns

Thank you but I meant a garden weed or a plant.

  • Posted: Sun. 29th April 2012 06:39

Re: Is this a weed?

Reply from Carol

I've had some come up in a pot in my garden this month too! In the back of my head a bell was ringing saying 'wild mustard' - but I wasn't sure. I found a website with a key to identifying wildflowers, (www.botanicalkeys.co.uk) and with only half the questions answered it came up with 'garlic mustard'/ Alliaria petiolata. See what you think if you google some images. Not sure I fancy eating it!

  • Posted: Tue. 1st May 2012 10:10

Re: Re: Is this a weed?

Reply from Julie burns

Thank you Carol, I have checked google images and the leaves and flowers look the same but it does not smell anything like garlic, I have tries rubbing the leaves and flowers.












  • Posted: Tue. 1st May 2012 16:23

Re: Re: Re: Is this a weed?

Reply from Carol

Google about a bit more. Apparently it smells stronger the younger the leaves - but there is mixed information about the smell/ taste of the flowers. (Nature's Secret Larder/ uk.wildflowers.com). It's pretty common but seems to be thought of as wildflower, rather than weed. I know I will be grubbing it out though and putting it in the green waste.

  • Posted: Tue. 1st May 2012 17:20