This second pic shows a much smaller plant (2 large leaves at the front) and interestingly some other weeds, back, right creeping buttercup, centre right stinging nettle and couch grass at the front and in the middle. Thomas J. Elpel's Web World Pages I don't usually see the seedheads as I pull out any caper spurge I find before it gets to that point but I saw this locally the other day, growing in a newly planted bed so it grew very well, very quickly. Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). So it had time to grow, flower and produce berries in a short space of time? Check out these books by Thomas J. Elpel: Return to Thomas J. Elpel's The first one below I tried to pull out with the roots but it just broke off. Red / Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), this is in a small park across the road, one of the first weeds/wildflowers in bloom, March 2018, comparison of spotted (?) I certainly haven't noticed this plant before. 2014 was a year for hedge mustard and I'm finding 2017 is as well. I had to pull it out to show the entire plant. wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) first year??? I think this is geranium rotundifolium but I only saw it yesterday (14-10-2017) for the first time and I never heard of it before but the flowers do not match the other geranium wildflowers I know. And here is herb robert in bloom. Here's a clump that's taken hold on my path. This foxglove self-seeded in my neighbours' brick wall. I saw this along Regents Canal initially 30-4-2017 but just had to go back 2-5-2017 to get better pics. "What people don't realize is that similar patterns exist for other families of plants as well. There is nothing half so much worth doing as messing about with bulbs. Think this is goat's-beard. I'm sure this was "recommended" by the RHS but they are now calling it a weed. Visit www.identifythatplant.com where you can learn to confidently master the skill of correct plant identification. Here is a more established plant (with lots of flowers). I've taken a better pic of one I saw round the corner. I saw this in Spitalfields, east London yesterday (23-6-2018). At first glance it looks like grass but is thicker than grass. yesterday (25-9-2014) I did find an even larger fat hen, August 2017 and I have a new tallest fat hen. Another plant after the flowers have finished, May 2013 back garden. 1,000+ Wildflower Photos-With Two Index Systems for the Families-or Search by Common or Botanical Name. There was a huge tree next door which had to be cut down as it was growing in a flowerbed (will find photo). Rosebay Willowherb has a very distinctive veining on the leaves, they don't extend to the edge of the leaf: compare with a short-fruited or broadleaved willowherb leaf: medium-sized plant, second year, discarded after I established what it was, I saw these, full-sized rosebay willowherb plants at the side of the road in West Sussex. *=Multiple images on detail page: Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both. These may be nice in a wood but in my garden they are very annoying. I am sure that this came from bird seed (see above Bird Seed Weeds). On the right is a larger bulbil that obviously developed to a larger size on its own. Henbane. Weed control recommendations that are appropriate for New Jersey may not be appropriate for someone living in another state. white flowers and green and black (bottom left) berries, I saw this along the Regent's Canal, I saw this in Bloomsbury this week (15-8-2016), very distinctive leaf shape as above. As other weeds, such as prickly sow thistle and horseweed, may or may not have a well-developed rosette before the main stem shoots up, depending on when they start growing. Then I had a horrific thought. Here are a few I took today: I saw this growing on the pavement outside my house. I don't know what makes leaves red like this, will try to find out more. The dried seedheads can be seen to the right of the morning glory above. And it's also very early to have such developed buds (4-3-2019). I saw red valerian on Hayling Island on the south coast so it's on the Identification - South Coast page and reader Diane recently sent me a pic of her pink valerian so I'm finally pulling all this info together. Gallant Soldier (Galinsoga parviflora Cav.). This was seen along Regents Canal. I previously only had this on my Identification - South Coast page but I saw it in southeast London yesterday (19-8-2017). Weed Identification and Control Library We've chosen the most common weeds found in lawns and gardens, and provided the essential information you need for identifying and managing them. It does have very early flowers. In a pot it may be easier to control. March 2017, I notice some small plants in the same spot and think they are the new season's growth. Botany in a Day      The Patterns Method of Plant Identification, Parsley Family Slideshow: Notice the pattern of similarity among these different species of the same family. The hoverflies were loving it. Celery-leaved Crowfoot / Buttercup (Ranunculus sceleratus). Much more developed than the one above. I'm sure it will come back but I must keep digging it up whenever I see it. Month before in April. This is a guide to some common "weeds" / wildflowers in the average north London garden. I took the first set of photos August 2010 and have been adding to them on and off ever since. 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