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By Andrea

Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Plant ID please? 2 pictures of the same plant.

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?Echium perhaps?

2 Aug, 2014


Thanks, have googled images but not sure it is, it`s a very strange plant. But cheers for the suggestion. :-)

3 Aug, 2014


Phacelia tanacetifolia a green manure plant much loved by bees.

3 Aug, 2014


Great! Many Thanks for that :-)

3 Aug, 2014


Never managed to get that to germinate,so never seen the plant in the flesh so to speak.
You can see why it gets its common name of 'Fiddleneck' though.

3 Aug, 2014


Germinates well enough for us, or it did when we had a nice big veggie garden to sow green manure in :(

3 Aug, 2014


I sowed seed 3 yrs ago and I keep weeding out the unwanted ones. Can be a bit of a pest like forget-me-nots.

3 Aug, 2014


Some popped up in our garden a few years ago and nobody seemed to know what it was. I thought it had come from bird seed.And then I found out that its actually sown as a green manure crop by some farmers. Oh, just noticed Moongrower mentioned that. It didn't seed around though and has disappeared now.

3 Aug, 2014

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