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Has anyone any idea what this is?

  • Has anyone any idea what this is?

I have been treasuring it amongst my plants as it looked like a Cosmos but now it has a flower bud on it, it is definitely not a Cosmos. Almost certainly a weed. About 2ft 6ins high.

Comments (6)

  1. Grower

    Jed Swindells

    Could be Verbena officinalis.

  2. Grower

    Paul & Valerie Guppy

    I looked it up and although the buds look similar the leaves are different.Mine are feathery,not solid.thanks anyway for trying.

  3. Grower


    Reminds me a bit of Artemisia vulgaris, although the inflorescence doesn't look quite right. Maybe another kind of Artemisia?

  4. Grower

    Paul & Valerie Guppy

    The "buds" have now come out and it isn't a flower,it is a funny thing like a plantain has-no petals.

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    Hmm... some Artemisia have rather "non-showy" flowers. Could you post a picture of the flowers in bloom?

  6. Grower

    Paul & Valerie Guppy

    Sorry but I 't has gone to the great compost heap in the sky now.

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