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Unknown plant. id if you can please.
An unidentified seedling looked interesting so I didn't throw it out. It came in a bag of compost is the only thing I can think of. But what is it? The stems are softly hairy.



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Could it be Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus?

9 Apr, 2015

 

the leaf does look like it. now do I keep it or chuck it?

9 Apr, 2015

 

I'd keep it, they are pretty. I think they seed around a bit though.

9 Apr, 2015

 

Did you know the bright yellow sap of greater celandines used to be used to get rid of warts? A herbalist sold us some years ago and it worked like a charm (or probably better!) although after H&S she denied she'd ever prescribed any...

9 Apr, 2015

 

This plant always gets smothered in white fly in this area, so I weed it up as soon as I see it. Interesting about the wart cure though, I might just try it!

9 Apr, 2015

 

Be careful then - must have been banned for a reason. Don't get any in your eyes.But it did work well.

9 Apr, 2015

 

My dad used to 'buy' them off us when we were children. He'd rub the wart with a penny [old proper copper ones] and then say 'I am buying this wart off you. if it doesn't go in 14 days I want my penny back'. whether it was the copper or just a coincidence the warts always disappeared. :o)

9 Apr, 2015

 

My Dad used to tell me the same thing but not having warts he never tried it with me.

10 Apr, 2015

How do I say thanks?

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