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Is this a plant or a weed?? It goes very quickly and very healthy, which is why I think it may be a weed

Keen but clueless (again) (28/07/2013)

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  • Posted: Sun. 28th July 2013 14:45

Re: Keen but clueless (again)

Reply from Carol

Looks like an acanthus leaf.

  • Posted: Mon. 29th July 2013 12:57

Re: Keen but clueless (again)

Reply from Sue Jeffries

Yes, it's definitely the leaf of an Acanthus spinosus, it should send out tall spikes of white and purple flowers in mid to late summer. But, if it is anything like mine, all you get is the leaves! It grows back from any roots left in the soil, so it's hard to remove.

  • Posted: Mon. 29th July 2013 22:30

Re: Re: Keen but clueless (again)

Reply from Christine Tonge

Hi Sue - Yes I looked this up yesterday, and I now agree, although I don't think it has ever had any flowers, and I pulled loads of it up around the garden thinking it was a weed, and it has all come back, even stronger! Maybe it will look better if it gets around to flowering!! Thank you

  • Posted: Tue. 30th July 2013 09:05