hmmm - anyone able to identify??

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hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« on: July 05, 2009, 10:06 »
I remember scattering some tiny seeds around my broad bean bed earlier in the year but forgot to record what they were.

They are up oin their thousands!

I know they are a pretty or scented flower of some description.

Any ideas? Or have I just bee watering weeds?

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 14:15 »
Looks like my vietnamiese corriander.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 14:33 »
But having just re-read your post and you planted flowers of some type they're not going to be them so I will sit quietly in the corner. :unsure:

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 21:21 »
But having just re-read your post and you planted flowers of some type they're not going to be them so I will sit quietly in the corner. :unsure:

You are right Kate......redshank looks very, very similar to vietnamese coriander! :D

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 21:26 »
They look like some I have which are about to flower but for the life of me can't remember the name sorry  :blush:
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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 21:37 »
They look like some I have which are about to flower but for the life of me can't remember the name sorry  :blush:

:D

at least I now have hope they are flowers and not weeds haha

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 07:22 »
Sorry to jump the thread but what's Vietnamese coriander?  Does it taste like the regular kind & does it bolt just as quickly? I have loads of these weeds growing in the cracks of the paths on the plot, I didn't know they were called redshank.

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 10:23 »
Type vietnamese coriander into google images.

It is a persecaria and closely related to redshank, which also has the dark markings on the leaf. Redshank grows in profusion on some peat fen soils and will smoother crops if not controlled and is hated.. The locals say it got its dark markings when the devil used it to wipe his bum.

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 21:24 »
Sorry to jump the thread but what's Vietnamese coriander?  Does it taste like the regular kind & does it bolt just as quickly? I have loads of these weeds growing in the cracks of the paths on the plot, I didn't know they were called redshank.
It's what's commonly known as perennial coriander. I used to grow it to use when the summer season had ended for the growing of 'ordinary' coriander....but I did'nt really like the taste......I found it a bit musty with none of the freshness of the summer grown variety.

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 21:57 »
Sorry to jump the thread but what's Vietnamese coriander?  Does it taste like the regular kind & does it bolt just as quickly? I have loads of these weeds growing in the cracks of the paths on the plot, I didn't know they were called redshank.
It's what's commonly known as perennial coriander. I used to grow it to use when the summer season had ended for the growing of 'ordinary' coriander....but I did'nt really like the taste......I found it a bit musty with none of the freshness of the summer grown variety.

Ah, a reliable informant again!!! :)

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Re: hmmm - anyone able to identify??
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 00:10 »
Shucks!!!! :blush: :blush: :blush:



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