Reader Kate shared these photos of a shrub she is finding invasive. PlantFiles: The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide - Dave's Garden. Thank you to the RHS forum who helped me identify this as nemesia, a garden flower which I've never grown so wasn't that familiar with it. I saw both of these in a planting in central London, April 2018, these orange flowers round the corner are striking, close-up of those distinctively-shaped leaves. Don't think it's considered a weed but it is a self-seeder you may find appearing in the garden. this is an under-appreciated plant in my front garden, it's tough and has exquisitely scented flowers on and off over a long period, I took this photo in October 2018. Perennial Plants. willowherb, and just to compare the centaureas, this is lesser knapweed (centaurea nigra) from the Weed Guide, Cerastostigma / Leadwort / Plumbago (Ceratostigma larpentiae or plumbaginoides or willmottianum). I presume it self-seeded from a flower in a pot or window box. the leaves are pretty distinctive so easy to identify even before any flowers appear, Fremontodendron hybrid 'California Glory'. This is looking like flax but I'm not sure and if it is flax, not sure which one specifically. The plant identification app does best with very clear, well-lit photos of healthy flowers and/or leaves. It is organized in different thematic and geographical floras. Biennial flowers, such as foxgloves and canterbury bells, on the other hand, need to be grown for two years. It flowers on and off all year, this was in August. I saw this in east London 17-6-2018 in a front garden. Plant Identification What goes in the Weed Guide and what is here in the Plant Guide is completely arbitrary. Exceptions Some non-grasses have very narrow leaves but produce showy flowers. but it became clear when it got a flower bud, two weeks later and it has a nodding flower bud. I'll take new photos of the berries this year (2018), Pink Snowberry (Symphoricarpos microphyllus), similar to the white snowberry but the berries are pink instead of white, Japanese Meadowsweet or Spirea / Korean Spirea (Spirea japonica), South African Thistle (Berkheya purpurea). They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds and wilt within one growing season. Thanks to Michael (on FB) who identified this. How to grow, identify, water, feed, and propagate a Philodendron Congo also called a Philodendron Tatei. Until those textured leaves appear the first leaves can be mistaken for different things, esp annual mercury. Classified by their common names. (the large-leaved plants are bergenia), before the flowers appear, just wanted to capture the look of those upright textured leaves, comfrey plant (on the right) with buds before it bloomed, green alkanet on the left, also a bit on the right with blue flowers. I'm afraid I don't know which one specfically. Common perennial plants include geraniums, phlox, helenium, dianthus, and tomatoes. I love thistles, especially milk thistle with those great flowers. I took this pic today (20-5-2017). Newcombs Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb. This is growing in my neighbour's garden and bit over the fence. viewed from the other side it can be seen how extensive it is. See a picture and get answers to Philodendron plant care questions. Plant Identification Guide. a few weeks later into April, not much change, at some point I thought it must be erigeron and the lower leaves must be differently shaped, nothing else made sense, the buds are looking a bit like daisy-like. I'm not sure which this one is. the oenothera continues to self-seed (August 2016), tolerable as an unexpected flower, view of this large example down by the canal. Choose the one that corresponds to your region or area of interest from the list below. What exactly does scabious and scabiosa mean? Layman’s Guide to Houseplant Identification. Plant Identification DISCLAIMER: Although plant identification is outside of the Plant Materials Program mission area, we do have documents and guides available that may assist in plant identification. Oct 2018, Ranunculus come as those claw-like tubers/corms (will check the exact term) which you can just see slightly above the soil - not that they should be visible but those have just ended up that way, I planted some last year or the year before but they were a total failure and they did not grow - maybe I planted them too deep? Mostly, vegetables that are biennial, such as spinach, lettuce, and fennel can be grown for just a year. I went back to see the berries better and if lucky, some flowers, only to find it's no longer there. Peanut, not really a weed but it has appeared in my garden unexpectedly, since I started putting them out for the squirrels. Credit subject to status and affordability. Plant.id is a free plant identification service based on machine learning. The early leaves at the base aren't even visible anymore and it has those distinctive small daisy-like flowers. There are also fewer biennial plants than there are perennials or annual plants. It is FREE to download and can be printed up to A3 in size - click here to be taken to the resources page to download. Also, many domestic plants have been bred for unusual colors or shapes. I guess it could be Chilean myrtle (Luma apiculata) but not knowing exactly what they planted, I can't say for sure. I saw Turkish Sage (also a phlomis but with yellow flowers) on Gardeners World (8-7-2016) and those flowers around a stem looked so unique I thought it must be a phlomis, tuberosa was the closest I could find but after seeing this in the wildflower book and the distinctive way the leaves flow down from the flowers I knew it was wild basil. I don't know why I never took notice of hebes before but this year (2017) I'm seeing a lot of them. At first I thought, maybe the hard winter killed it, but on closer examination of the photo, a sawn stump. I have planted them in the garden next door and will take a photo. Here’s a list of annual flowers for every season, courtesy of ProFlowers. Still cannot identify it? I wasn't too sure of this id but I think it is sage, larger than we usually see and in flower. Perennial plants are generally planted together to create herbaceous and mixed borders, piquing interest during the summertime and early autumn. to add: epimedium, spearwort, viburnm x 2, all about forcing bulbs to have a garden withindoors, my reference site aboutHyacinth Vasesfor bulb forcing indoors. Goldencup St John's Wort (Hypericum patulum), Common Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum). Plant Identification Guides The following links provide useful information to help identify plants in the field, including wetland vegetation. a beautiful flower, shame about the scaffolding (Whitechapel 14-9-2017), I now have another unknown seedling which I'm wondering is another ivy leaved geranium, I will have to pot it up and see, this photo was taken end of Sept, the previous one below was taken in March. I saw this in January 2018. I didn't know this plant so for a while it was in my "unknown" category. why are some plants called scabious and some scabiosa? Decide what you like and don't like! I don't know. It has a way of blending into the background in the spring/summer before the amazing lanterns appear. I had spectacular results with them a few years ago. This is in bloom in February. This part of the site shall help you to identify unknown plants, like cacti, ferns, hydrophytes, orchids, ornamentals, palms, succulents, herbs, shrubs, trees or wildflowers. Then post some images less than 4MB and a description of the plant into our 'Identify a plant' forum for our community of 100,000s to help you. I saw this in central London (Sept 2016) growing in a crack between paving stones and was quite curious. 9. Common annual plants, such as maize, peas, petunias, and marigolds make great summer plants which add colour to borders, beds and hanging baskets. These buds are from beginning of November. will find a pic, there are a few of these in the park across the road (Camden Gardens). What goes in the Weed Guide and what is here in the Plant Guide is completely arbitrary. Learn about light, water, fertilizer, plant pests and diseases and pests. I didn't get back to see it in bloom but I must do that next year. this is the leaf stage, the bulb is that large brown pebble-like thing, also visible above but easier to see below, and a few weeks later still, have transplanted them into bigger pots but that little one in the foreground in a small pot - obviously the result of a very late germination, so much smaller than all the others but the seeds were sown at the same time, another seedling appeared in this pot, very furry/hairy leaves and stem, an unpdate of the plant above, a month or so later, now about 29 cm tall, sadly consumed by slugs after I planted it in a flowerbed, this is another batch of seedlings, extremely long time to get going, wanted to show how the third leaf, ie the first after the 2 seed leaves, has that distinctive shape seen on the young seedlings above, this self-seeded in a pot (the one with the suspected groundsel from the front wall), shown below with the unknowns, Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens), Mexican Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus). Common perennial plants include geraniums, phlox, helenium, dianthus, and tomatoes. Philodendron "Congo" plant care guide. These self-seeding plants are turning out to be incredibly invasive. A biennial plant has a life cycle of two years which enters a period of dormancy over colder months. Pl@ntNet is a tool to help to identify plants with pictures. Here we’ve compiled an ultimate plant identification and reference guide to make your journey into plant identification and finding references that bit easier! I'm afraid I'm a little late photographing it as the flowers have mostly turned into seed pods. A wonderful flowering plant. This is in a neighbour's front garden a few doors down. I have the usual pink-flowered bergenia in my garden but I saw this white one yesterday (16-4-2018). I previously thought this was a phlomis. Half-hardy. Some find this plant invasive. They are sorted by their scientific names. I hope it will have more flowers soon and I'll be able to get a close-up of the flowers in focus. Compared to those bright red fruits sure they were not very noticeable. Key Characteristics Leaves consisting of a narrow blade and a tubular sheath around the stem; small, inconspicuous flowers without obvious sepals and petals. Many of the files from the Plant Crib are available for you to download free of charge from the Plant Crib page. the usual nepeta (garden catmint) from the garden centre (Nepeta faassenii) has purple flowers and is sold as a garden plant but it's still attractive to cats - my cats love it, "catnip" (nepeta cataria) with white flowers which I grew from seed, some cats like it and some couldn't care less! March 2017 I first noticed this and didn't know what it was. What are the differences between hogweed and giant hogweed, aside from size? I see now why I didn't put this pic on my site - an awkward size pic of an awkward plant. To identify a plant enter the plant name, if you know it, in the text box below and then select any distinctive attributes about the plant from the drop-down boxes underneath. You may have something in the weed guide that you love in your garden and similarly you may have something invasive or even with an RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) which is annoying in your garden. Magnificent Meadow Spotter Sheets. It appears to be self-seeding under the bird feeder from bird seed. I saw this nearby. Actually I think this one is the same as one above. forget-me-not ? Aquatic plants are generally divided into four groups for management purposes. While field guides may seem technical and tedious at first, they are integral to building your plant identification knowledge. June 2018 I saw this in a village pond in a village I stopped at on the way back from the South Downs. Replant them every Spring to interest to any garden. Please consider one of the following to … Until it had flowers, which I only noticed today (25-10-2018), I didn't realise it was a mahonia. Potato, not really a weed but it has appeared in my garden unexpectedly, next to the compost pile. I've seen this many times but I didn't know what it was - and I don't like not knowing what a plant is. This trailing shrub is growing over the wall near the bus stop round the corner from me. Unless you have a good resource centre, it’s hard to carry out any meaningful research. I saw this in October, after the flowers were past their best, must look at them next spring/summer. Join Dave's Garden to … It is known under various other names as well. Be the first to know about new product releases, offers and more. taller seedling in the middle surrounded by violas and foxglove on the right, This grows quite tall and thin so difficult to show the entire plant with the flowers. Decide what you like and don't like! Cerinthe is the large-leaved plant on the right. Thank you to Michael (via Facebook) for an id of coriander. I'll have to look out for them in the spring and take a photo. 2001. Never rely on one source for plant identification, and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure it is edible. We have just uploaded our British Tree Leaves guide to our website, just in time for the weekend to get out and see how many you can find! Gardeners may not find all the necessary tips in gardening books, no matter how hard they try. There is nothing half so much worth doing as messing about with bulbs. This new shoot on the honeysuckle in my garden has some very different leaves on it. April 2016 it has another stem and I repotted it. To find out more about when to plant perennials, the right soil conditions and more, you can use this How to Grow Perennials guide, courtesy of Gardeners. Recommended resources for plant identification in Illinois and surrounding regions. Terms & Conditions Apply. I think this recent (6-2016) seedling might be from that plant. It was difficult getting decent close-up pics in that situation so I had to take some flowers off and bring them home to photograph. I know these seedlings so well. I don't consider this a weed but I include it to help identify it in case it is mistaken for a weed. Snapdragon (I use that common name for antirrhinum), I planted one packet of seeds a few years ago and now have them self-seeding everywhere, every pot I have seems to have snapdragon and nigella, these snapdragons look a little different, not sure why, I have lots in pots but not many actually in the ground and these have lasted the winter there, a snapdragon has self-seeded itself on the path, oxalis around it, blue flowers are green alkanet, snowberry berries (I took this photo back in 2014 - not very good. https://www.culturesouthwest.org.uk/garden/house-plants/types-of-pothos-plant Emily Chapman. Grasses, sedges, and other plants with long, narrow leaves. on the left below is a cerinthe seedling, they are quite identifiable from their earliest appearance, unlike the red-tinged seedlings on the right which I'm not sure if they are verbena bonariensis or wild basil (both grow nearby) but will update when they are more identifiable. I'm not sure what hawthorn this is specifically. I had some seeds in a special offer mixed packet of perennials a few years ago. A biennial plant has a life cycle of two years which enters a period of dormancy over colder months. It is looking more honeysuckle-ish. Pink Gaura / White Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri), pink gaura which I saw in a planter at Stratford, east London, maybe this is a dwarf version, wider view of white gaura which I saw Sept 2018 on the roof garden, Nomura 1 Angel Lane,  London Open House. December, I saw this round the corner in a neighbour's front garden. These groups are: Algae Floating Plants Submerged Plants Emergent Plants Many ponds have more than one type of aquatic plant, and care must be taken to identify all the aquatic plants inhabiting the pond. These pyracantha are round the corner from me. this was in my unknown plants section but I popped into that walled car park yesterday (4-5-2018) and saw it was in bloom and with a bit of help from google I think this is kowhai, the previous September without any flowers, close-up of the leaves, and wider view of the kowhai tree (the red "berries" are rose hips from an unrelated rose growing through the tree), close-up of one of the racemes of flowers, very distinctive leaves making id easy, or at least once the set of leaves after the seed leaves appear, I don't know exactly what happened to the middle seedling on the top row below, looks like the leaves were bitten off, assume by a pigeon but no other damage evident, Lycium barbarum (goji berry/wolfberry/Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree). This foraging guide is designed to help identify edible plants and their poisonous lookalikes growing in the UK. Indoors or outdoors it doesn't matter. I saw this local to me. Chinese Lantern with orange "lanterns", I took this photo in October last year. This suddenly appeared around the corner. Japanese anemone leaves, similar to wood avens although they are a completely different family and genus. SmartPlant. I thought it must be a weed to grow and survive in those conditions but turns out is a garden escapee. November must be the time of year for hebe to bloom as I've noticed a few covered with purple flowers. (I have lots of plants to add here, it's a bit of a mess, trying to add all the plants in my garden and those I see out and about, also it's heavy on the seedlings as I was trying to identify them and I don't always have the resulting plants/flowers but I'm working on it). Amazing purple flowers in January 2019. I saw this at Spitalfields Farm in East London, August 2017. Tree Mallow (Malva arborea or Lavatera arborea). hardy geranium? mayweed? I also have this in the Weed Guide but worth showing in this Plant Identification section as I absolutely love it and the bees love it and it blooms early before other plants. Check both pages if you're looking for an ID. View a video about this group. This is a few blocks from me locally. I also saw this at Spitalfields Farm. It can make identification very difficult. Some pond plants may be beneficial to local or migratory... Read More → Two sets of data are included on the site: (1) 248 species of trees in Miami, Florida and (2) flowering plants of Jamaica. The large mahonia is just beyond the evergreen. annuals like zinnias and cosmos are more at risk from frost and need protection. more details and pictures. I saw it in St Pancras Old Church Churchyard.. entire shrub, it's the shorter one in the front. Identifying Edible and Poisonous Wild Plants. By Katherine Jones, Horticulture Program Representative at UC Cooperative Extension in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, October 2014. BSBI publishes a range of Handbooks for difficult plants as well as Floras, ID keys, a selection of Species Accounts and the Plant Crib. just when I was trying to establish this Jeffrey went mad for it, this is the purple-flowered nepeta after the flowers have wilted but wanted to focus on the leaves (on the right some lesser knapweed flowers), also see the nepeta photos above under Mint, this pot has nepeta in the middle but masses of willowherb seedlings, one with a pink flower bud on the right, Oenothera (also see evening primrose on the Weed page), this self-seeded, I thought it was verbena bonariensis as the leaves looked like it to me but suddenly this flower appeared, later identified as oenothera, just from that one plant I have masses of oenothera plants self-seeding, it's taking over from snapdragons and nigella as the most prolific self-seeder, this photo was taken November 2015, another oenothera self-seeding with snapdragons and nigella in the cyclamen coum pots. This backs up information given on foraging courses led by The Foraging Course Company. I saw it at RSPB Fowlmere, end of September 2018, the time when the berries are in abundance. There were bees going into the flowers but my camera could not capture that in focus sadly. Thanks to the RHS forum for suggesting the goji berry id. Definition of biennial plants with some examples, courtesy of Gardening Know How. The following photos will allow you to identify indoor plants. : A list of biennial plants with scientific and common names, courtesy of The Spruce. Dire Straits' Tunnel of Love video then and now, Goji berry/wolfberry/Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Japanese Meadowsweet or Spirea / Korean Spirea, https://www.facebook.com/gardenwithoutdoors/, Rosettes - extremely large and extremely small, leaf comparison: foxglove, borage, comfrey, green alkanet. Identify the plant you want and see its stockists nationwide alongside website, mail order information, opening times and contact details for each nursery. There are also fewer biennial plants than there are perennials or annual plants. Hawthorn tree with pink flowers in bloom May 2018. I've not seen one self-seeding - didn't know they spread like that. I originally planted seeds for this two years ago. I tried to research plants with this leaf shape, which is distinctive, but didn't get very far. A Guide to Identifying the Oaks of Mendocino County. This is in my front garden and I have been assuming this is rosa rugosa but I am going to note the hips (which I understand are distinctive) this year to confirm. It's what I think of as a "Frankenstein" plant; they appear to be put together from different plants. Plus structural formulae of hundreds of plant compounds: dyes, herbs, poisons, smells, etc. I saw it again this week along the canal so decided to try again to research what it was and I think it is skullcap. I saw this on the pavement in Harley St, London W1 on 31-10-2017. It's actually quite small and thought something related to hairy bittercress, although it isn't that but it is similar in size. We also have lots more resources for experienced botanists on this new page. I have two distinct types of vinca in my front garden. between them they cover this shady flowerbed, I saw a white-flowered vinca yesterday (16-4-2018), this is the earliest viola seedling, a pair of leaves after the seed leaves, close-up  of a seedling from another sowing, Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), November, when virginia creeper comes into its own, changing colour and producing berries, another virginia creeper in September before the autumn colour change. There's a mallow there amongst the Japanese anemone. Finance Services Register no.704348. I guess when not so much is in bloom they stand out. Pink flowers in a ring around the stem, also shown in the background of one of the sea holly pics. These two suddenly appeared this week (late August). confusingly this used to be called "geranium", now officially "pelargonium", Cape Figwort/Fuschia (Phygelius capensis). There's nothing like this mass of orange lanterns at the end of the season. Spring Lake Pub. Building a library of the best plant field guides will help you learn to accurately identify plants. Kybotech Limited trading as www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk is a credit broker and is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Replant them every Spring to interest to any garden. Cordyline fruticosa / Ti Plant. I don't recall planting them specifically in this pot but I've certainly planted plenty of seeds for them in the past and they do self-seed. my pink-flowered bergenia (appears a bit too white, guess my photo is over-exposed), often confused with green alkanet which also has blue flowers (see them below in the Comfrey pic), this has self-seeded (from my garden) in the garden next door, borage leaves, buds just forming in the centre, November 2018 with a great display of berries, I have this in the weed guide as it self-seeds a bit like a weed, top and bottom of the cyclamen coum below are some seedlings, the bottom ones look like green alkanet, close-up of the top seedling from the pot above, the top two in the pic below are self-seeded centaurea montana, the bottom one is a globe thistle, both plants are extremely similar at this point, the prickly edge on the globe thistle is the determing characteristic, the terracotta pots below are the same as those above, bottom left pot: pansy/viola , bottom right pot:  teasel? Will it be in your own garden beds, or in a greenhouse, which will provide heat regulation and weather protection? The slugs tend to be pretty tough on them in my garden. We also saw it on the Chelsea Fringe Weed Walk (but I guess I was too tired to take a pic); it was in bloom then and it's still in bloom. a seedling in front of the trees make the leaves a lot clearer. flowers with 3 inner white petals and 3 outer petals with green stripes, 8 stamens (some anthers have broken off), all the anthers on the left flower have broken off, the green seed is forming in the middle. toad lily on the left, morning glory on the right. Learning to identify plants, even for full-time students, is no small task. NEW! To find out more about when to plant perennials, the right soil conditions and more, you can use this. Here we have provided the most useful resource, designed to help you identify the plants which you want to find out about. Will see how it develops. a piece of the honeysuckle broke off, good chance to show it up close. I saw this in the new plantings on the new St Alphage Highwalk in the City of London, May 2018. seedlings (and 1 lupin seedling on the left), think that's a forget-me-not to the left, then a foxglove seedling then small pots of foxglove seedlings with a taller seedling on the right which I'm not sure of, some young plants (on the left) 3 from the garden centre (front right), lesser knapweed (back left) March 2014, see the globe thistle seedlings above compared with the centaurea montana. … Little, Brown and Company. wood spurge starts as a rosette of leaves then a shoot rises from the centre and these buds grow (I do have a pic of the initial rosette but I need to find it), do get in touch if you recognise any of these, thanks, julie at gardenwithoutdoors.org.uk or https://www.facebook.com/gardenwithoutdoors/. The Virtual Herbarium utilizes an interactive key to identify the family for a plant. The mahonia (on the right next to the half-barrel) was here when I moved in so I don't know what variety but always yellow wonderfully scented flowers in the winter. Click on image to view plant details. I also saw this white-flowered hawthorn in May but I can't remember where so can't go back and look. WILD FLOWER IDENTIFICATION GUIDE (ID GUIDE) A Wild Flower Identification Guide (ID Guide) for UK flowers indexed by colour, flowering month, number of petals, habitat, family and a fully cross-referenced contents list. below are some hollyhock seedlings from seed I collected - a better, if less controlled, result is from the hollyhocks self-seeding themselves, it was taking so long I threw in some free tomato seeds I got from Heinz so the other seedlings are tomatoes, far left verbascum thapsus which self-seeded and the very small symmetrical seedlings (also self-seeded) on the top row look like snapdragons, this is in November after the flowers are spent and the leaves are changing colour. Paperback £19.99 £ 19. Thanks for Michael who identified this via FB. Discover the newest plant photos, tips and reviews from our users. at one point this was in the weed guide as an unknown weed but as it's developed it's clearly a scented leaf geranium, which I did have at one point in the garden but it died, I didn't know they self-seeded but they must do as it's clearly here in one of my pots! 4. full size Chinese Lantern plants, with white flowers, 5. But these days, with the advent of Internet, all you have to do is type in a few characteristics of the plant and you will not only be able to identify your plant, but will also receive plenty of tips and directions as to how to maintain it. Identifying the plants in your garden isn’t always easy and sometimes you need to look for guides to aid you in the correct identification. If plants in your garden or farm are infected by bacteria or viruses, you can identify the disease and find a cure for… I'm fascinated (and annoyed) by plants that have differently shaped leaves on the same plant. General Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris. 20th Feb 17 11:21 am | Not identifiable at all. Maybe it's rosa rubiginosa? In addition, there are links to other interactive keys available on the internet. Although apps like PlantSnap make plant identification easy and quick, the best plant field guides help give more … Your Ultimate Plant Identification & Useful Reference Guide, Rats in the Garden: Advice, Control and Elimination. What are the differences between lesser and greater burdock, aside from size? I saw this white Japanese anemone at Christ Church Gardens, Spitalfields (14-9-2017). I found one of my pots completely full of oenothera and wanted to dispose of them today and found the roots incredibly strong and dense. This is in the garden next door, in flower May 2017. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Cyclamen coum have flowers or leaves, but not at the same time. I don't think this seedling is polyanthus or verbascum but it's the closest I can say right now. From the smallest bulbs to the biggest tree, we're here to help. I saw this in October 2017 in the new plantings at Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross. I don't recall the flowers. Plants to look for inWinter. The others look like pansies or violas. potatoes on the compost pile have gone mad, Potato Vine or Climber / Jasmine Nightshade, I have a pyracantha in my back garden but hardly any berries, I guess because I keep pruning it (and the flowers/ flower buds). Eventually it grew extremely tall (one of the tallest plants I've had in the garden) and produced white flowers. close-up of the flowers, they were all along the upper part of the stem. They also have a long life cycle; can live for two or more years and flower every year. Common perennial plants include geraniums, phlox, helenium, dianthus, and tomatoes. this was in July when the sea holly was in bloom, these were plants I purchased as I had difficulty both growing from seed and buying small plants from the garden centre but I did collect seed from these and managed to have sea holly flowers the following year, I've also had trouble with slugs which seem to adore sea holly, end of October small plant from last year, never flowered, not sure what the secret is to getting them to flower, in another pot, this is a small plant from this year which did not flower, shown in situ in the next pic, Oct 2015 the pot below has 3 sea holly plants, two flowered (the ones with the tall flower stems), one has not, April 2016 that pot above with the 2 sea holly that look like they will bloom again this year, wondering what will happen with the one at the bottom, Agave-leaved Sea Holly (Eryngium agavifolium), saw this in October  2018, must go see it in the spring / summer next year. Great mullein (Verbascum thapsis) is in the Weed Guide but, of course, there are lots of other varieties of verbascum people grow in their gardens for the flowers. If you have no idea where your plant is native to, it can be really tricky to get a positive identification! Annual plants will have a life cycle of only a year. As well as plant identification, this app also offers a “Digital Care Calendar” which will … A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants (Pelagic Identification Guides) by Christopher Dixon | 1 Aug 2017. Aquatic Plant Identification This is a group of plants not brought together by their scientific groupings but merely where they are found. This one has larger flowers and leaves. It covers many of the more familiar tree species and families, 10-6-2018 I think I planted some monarda in the pot with that unknown seedling and when I was photographing that monarda this morning I saw this plant that's obviously not the same as the monarda - after I uploaded it to my pc. Plants are listed alphabetically by common name. No scent that I can smell. 1977. these are in the front garden next doors, which I look after, the hollyhocks are definitely the star, the leaves on this one are differently shaped, I'm not sure if that's a variation in common hollyhocks or if that's a different cultivar. I've waited all autumn and winter for it to bloom and it's now identifiable. And of course if you do pull it up as a weed you'll miss the lanterns. I forgot what it was this year and almost pulled it out as a weed and I've had it in my garden for 10 years! The register can be accessed through http://www.fca.org.uk, One of the greatest challenges for gardening enthusiasts and Botany student is, Common annual plants, such as maize, peas, petunias, and marigolds make great summer plants which add colour to borders, beds and hanging baskets. someone pulled this up before I saw flowers. They also can be considered hardy, which means they are equipped for colder temperatures and can be planted outdoors. Viewed from the other side, bottom left is a small self-seeded mahonia. this is a flower from June, different from the pale flax I saw along the canal earlier this year (2017), mid-August this self-seeded between the paving slabs on the patio next door, my neighbour on the other side has one, cutting of which is shown below, end of August and it now has more passionflower-like leaves. Although maybe they had to cut it down as it was dead. Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments and often referred to as hydrophytes or sometimes aquatic macrophytes. PlantFiles is the most complete plant database online, with information for new and expert gardeners alike. (must get a photo of the flowers next year), Tree Cotoneaster  (Cotoneaster frigidus) maybe Cornubia, the leaves are longer and thinner than lacteus above, I saw this in Regent's Park mid-November 2018. I saw this along Regents Canal middle of May 2017. Mahonia Eurybracteata (Mahonia Eurybracteata). Half-hardy annuals like zinnias and cosmos are more at risk from frost and need protection. With more than 375,000 known species of plants in the world and more being discovered every day, people certainly have a lot of materials and resources to look through. (must go back now (Oct 2018) and see if there are berries). Mexican Orange Blossom (Choisya x dewitteana). . Take a photo, upload it, and instantly get a name and information about your plant. Mine's in the shade so maybe that keeps it under control. RHS can give expert help and advice on growing, feeding, pruning and propagating plants. Plant Identification Plant ID Mendocino County Plant ID Resources: NEW! another spread of Jerusalem sage with spent brown flower heads. And leaving them, they'll self-seed. 3. these two self-seeded, those small true leaves on the right seedling are the first indication of what plant it is, a close-up of that seedling a few days later, 4. the full-grown plants with those great flowers which bees love, another type of mint in the bottom pot (nepeta top pot and pot to the right), a month later, a type of mint with that distinctive smell, 2. couple weeks later, partly eaten by something, 3. looks like bindweed or morning glory, I did have morning glory in that position a couple years ago, maybe it self-seeded. ... September 19, 2017. I happened to be there after it had flowered but before the berries were red. Field guides aren’t always very helpful for houseplants because they focus on local plants in a given area. Our Hedgerow Guide aims to help you forage for British plants that are relatively common in the wild, easy to find and good to eat – and to avoid those that are inedible or poisonous. close-up of the flowers which seem to only have petals halfway round, very distinctive, all cornflower seedlings aside from that larger grass-like one on the right - something indeterminate from the bird seed, Milkflower Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus), This is in the front garden 2 doors down from me. Indoor plants identification. the flowers have finished and the seeds are forming at this time of year (November). I had this in the weed gallery but didn't know what it was. There's also a page of tiny seedlings. I saw this local to me in a neighbour's front garden. I saw this in the garden of a church near me. If you don't realise there are 2 plants growing together it can be confusing, especially if you're trying to identify something. This can lead to the algorithm getting a bit “confused,” but bear with us, our gardening app is … The next year (2017) I continue to have seedlings although I haven't had verbascum flowers for 2 years, they do look quite similar to polyanthus but when they shoot up from the middle it's clear they are verbascum. these are along the Regents Canal near me, I can't imagine they self-seeded, I think there must have been some guerilla gardening going on, they look spectacular, getting lots of sun, my garden acanthus spinosus (spiny bear's breeches) is poor in comparison and a favourite of the slugs, haven't had a flower this year, not a weed after all, end of June I wasn't sure what this was but the pic below, end of July does look like agastache anisata and it smells strongly of anise, I think this is the pot above a year and a half later but will confirm as it develops, agastache in the middle, aquilegia to the right, it has turned into a magnificent self-seeder, original plant on the right, large self-seeded plant between the paving slabs in the middle, a smaller self-seeded plant between the slabs on the left and a self-seeded plant in the pot on the left, the bees are loving the flowers on all of them, very small seedling, I was thinking aquilegia? You may have something in the weed guide that you love in your garden and similarly you may have something invasive or even with an RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) which is annoying in your garden. Once you have the knowledge concerning which plant is which, the next step is to consider how you’ll grow these plants. Deciduous Broadleaf ; 2- 5 feet in height ; with a spread of 2 -3 feet ; blooms in Summer with Pink flowers ; Summer fruit ; grows in Sun, Part Sun. And also smell it. They also have a long life cycle; can live for two or more years and flower every year. I'd never seen one with flowers, but actually . I'll have to check exactly where. I don't know what I did differently. Magnificent MeadowsBirds Magnificent MeadowsDamselflies & Dragonflies Magnificent MeadowsGrasses Magnificent MeadowsMoths Magnificent MeadowsWaxcaps. In this part of the site you can identify animals. It's funny I can't remember know what hips it has. Thank you to Jacqui who suggested this self-seeder was honeysuckle as well. Check out these useful resources for all you need to know more about biennial plants: Perennial plants are generally planted together to create herbaceous and mixed borders, piquing interest during the summertime and early autumn. I first saw this December 2017 in St Andrew's Burial Ground (which has been turned into a park, some of the gravestones visible against the wall) off the Gray's Inn Rd, London. Credit is provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a trading style of Hitachi Capital(UK) PLC, authorised and regulated by the Finance Conduct Authority. There are lots of seedlings, including that large one that was there last year. Log Cabin Planning Permission: What You Need to Know. Thanks to Debbie (on FB) who identified this. I have these all over my garden as they self-seed like mad but they bloom early and die back so don't get in the way of other flowers which start later. 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