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Seedling ID please

Posted by embassyno1 London UK (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 10:02

Have loads of these coming up over the last week & wonder if they're one if a number if flower seeds deciding to finally come through after well over a month or just weeds I should just pull.

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Seedling ID please

Did you plant any gourd/squash of any sort?

RE: Seedling ID please

That was my guess as well.

RE: Seedling ID please

'Loads of these coming up'. So I don't think it's a squash. Plus the true leaves don't look right. Could we have another picture taken with slightly more developed true leaves and also a scale? An id doesn't immediately leap out at me as being one of our common weeds.

RE: Seedling ID please

Hopefully this will help.
Basically I had a number of flower seed packets really out of date.
I put them in Mid-May around the bigger established plants already there.
So now I’m wondering if its weeds or the flowers finally coming to life.
The pattern of them is consistent with where I put the seeds and the plants seem pretty much all of the same type, coming up at the same time.
Alternatively of course, they could be really uniform and well spaced weeds, and I’m just being ultra-hopeful!

Thank you for your help guys.

RE: Seedling ID please

Looks weedy, very much like Mercurialis annua, (annual mercury?)

RE: Seedling ID please

Yes - I'd also say Mercurialis annua, Annual Mercury. Common weed species.

RE: Seedling ID please

Thanks everyone.

Spot of weeding tonight then!

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