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Jeanbean

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Ant ideas as to what this is?
« on: June 11, 2024, 13:26:40 »
Hi All several years since I posted on this forum but attached is a plant growing on my next door plot. Do any of you know what it may be please?Thank you



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Re: Ant ideas as to what this is?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2024, 16:56:23 »
I've run the photo through a plant identification app which suggests curly dock (rumex crispus), an "injurious weed" under the Weeds Act 1959! I wouldn't let it seed.

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Re: Ant ideas as to what this is?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2024, 05:53:27 »
The leaves look rather shiny and wavy edged for dock.
Is it possible to get a closer, clearer photo of the leaves?
Is that a post itís growing next to? Surely not part of the plant?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2024, 05:55:53 by JanG »

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Re: Ant ideas as to what this is?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 08:06:04 »
Thank you all for your replies. I have been told it is a vampire lily. Attached is how it looked yesterday



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Re: Ant ideas as to what this is?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2024, 09:14:18 »
Goodness. That is dramatic! The 'post' was part of the plant.

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Re: Ant ideas as to what this is?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2024, 23:17:11 »
  :blob7:It's a fabulous Voodoo Lily .  :coffee2:  I grow them I think they are beautiful . They are said to give off a scent of rotting meat , which attracts flies , which pollenate them . However the smell doesn't last long and in fact I personally can't detect much of a smell at all .  There are lots of different amazing varieties . I've had mine such a long time I've long forgotten the names of the varieties that I have . It will die right down over winter and come up again in the Spring with it's beautiful reptilian spotted stems . They spread by little corms down by the roots and can be very expensive to buy . 
 It is fabulous !  Debbie  :wave: :coffee2:
Trespassers will be composted !

 

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