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Could someone please identify this weed for me?

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Kevin Cowans, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    Could someone please identify this weed for me and tell me how to get rid of it?

    2018-06-05 10.16.06.jpg

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
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    • Silver surfer

      Silver surfer PLANTAHOLIC

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      Phew...I see a small white flower.
      That very nicely rules out Japanese knotweed.
      Please can you take a clear close up of that small flower and add it to this thread.

      I wonder if it is Calystegia sepium..bindweed?

      Calystegia sepium - Google Search
       
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      • Kevin Cowans

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        Hello @Silver surfer

        I hope nobody saw me digging the weed out of the Green Bin :)

        One close up of the flower:

        2018-06-05 13.14.12.jpg

        Thanks in advance

        Kevin
         
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        • Kevin Cowans

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          Hello all

          Just wondering but could it be Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekeng)?

          I know I have seen them in that area of the border in the past.

          Thanks in advance

          Kevin
           
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          • Marley Farley

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            Does look awfully like a Chinese lantern flower and leaf to me.. They have 5 small white petals which yours looks suspiciously like @Kevin Cowans
             
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