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Mystery plant

Posted by Steve2013 UK (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 12:49

I'm in the UK (England), but have never seen anything like this plant, and I suspect it may be some kind of "foreign invader"!

It's growing in one of our flower beds. It's about two feet tall, with very distinctively shaped leaves - not exactly heart shaped, since they're too angular and too pointed. The leaves have red veins visible on the upper surface, and the lower surfaces are slightly hairy. The stem and stalks are also red. The flowers have just opened (early August) and they're tiny and white, with just a hint of pink.

Anyone got any ideas?

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RE: Mystery plant

Fagopyrum esculentum ?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fagopyrum


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RE: Mystery plant

That looks very like it! Thank you for the quick response. I don't think we grow buckwheat here these days. Possibly a seed dropped by a bird...


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