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Help identifying this plant pleaee

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tooldle
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Any knowledgeable folks able to identify this plant / weed please? Any help much appreciated 

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  • Flugelhorn
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    possibly purple toadflax
  • tooldle
    tooldle Posts: 1,547 Forumite
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    possibly purple toadflax
    Thank you Flugelhorn, much appreciated. 
  • twopenny
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    Not invasive, quiet pretty and needs no care plus the bees love it.
    Not sure why we don't grow it as a garden plant. Seems ideal.

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  • mjm3346
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    twopenny said:
    Not invasive, quiet pretty and needs no care plus the bees love it.
    Not sure why we don't grow it as a garden plant. Seems ideal.

    There was some of this growing in the garden where I lived 16 years ago - several moves since then and seeds have produced new plants/seeds and still have some in the garden today - bees like it but it can get black/green fly at which point I remove the plant.



    The RHS list several suppliers - one

    https://www.cornwallplants.com/store/p56/purpletoadflax.html
  • Flugelhorn
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    I often encourage it as a plant as the bees love it 
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