Plant ID forum: Need help identifying what type of flowers these are!

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Gardengall
Sep 2, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Hi Guys

I have been growing these from seed since Feb!! There were lots of ups and downs (late cold snap, bad batch of shop bought compost), and these are the only survivors Sad Unfortunately, in all the confusion, I seem to have mixed up what they are!! I tried growing a variety of seeds at the same time ... Can anyone help? I thought one might be a delphinium and the other a yarrow??

Many thanks!


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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM CST
I'd say neither is Yarrow, but I'm thinking the 1st could look similar to Delphinium leaves.

No idea on the 2nd.
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DaisyI
Sep 2, 2016 6:43 PM CST
The first one might be a Yarrow. The second one looks like some kind of Brassica.
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foraygardengirl
Sep 3, 2016 9:27 AM CST
Could the first one be a daisy or mum, and the second be in the mallow/hollyhock family?
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LorettaNJ
Sep 3, 2016 9:02 PM CST
First one might be mugwort. It isn't yarrow or delphinium. The second looks familiar but I can't place it right now.
Ireland
Gardengall
Oct 10, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Hi All

Thanks for your suggestions, and sorry for the delay in replying - I've been out of action due to an illness. Jeanie, you triggered a memory for me ... the first one could be a pyrethrum, I think I sowed some of those around the same time.

I wonder if the second one might be ox-eye daisy? I already have some in my garden, maybe these are self seeding interlopers! They look quite like what has grown back in that area after I cut them back after flowering ...

Thank You!
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janinilulu
Oct 10, 2016 4:16 PM CST
The second one looks like Winter Cress.
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sooby
Oct 11, 2016 6:57 AM CST
janinilulu said:The second one looks like Winter Cress.


I agree I was just about to say Barbarea vulgaris, yellow rocket, but wintercress is another name for the same plant. Here's a picture:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=barbarea+vulgaris&client=safa...
Ireland
Gardengall
Nov 5, 2016 9:02 AM CST
Thanks Janine and Sue, it does indeed seem to be Barbarea vulgaris that I have been so carefully tending these many months Crying *Blush* And now that I know what it is, I realise there are loads in local waste land that I've been noticing this year D'Oh!

Thanks again everyone for your help!!

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