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    Hi ALSers, last spring I planted a whole lot of seeds as green manure and have enjoyed seeing them grow and identifying the ones I did not know. However, the following plant has grown really well and whilst it is rather appealing I dont know what it is. Can anyone help with a name for this plant? Cheers Porgey. 🙂


    One meter tall plant.


    Its just about to start dropping seed so I would like to know what it is so I can take the necessary action.


    Bet ya’ JudiB will know Porgey. :tup:



    oohh she answered this for BW just a couple of weeks ago, – pretty sure it’s a weed

    don’t know the name of it,

    wasn’t on here, but FB, it’s a weed


    I’m fairly certain, yes certain, it’s the Verbena bonariensis , Purple Top, Cluster Flower Vervain that someone in our permie group ID’d for me recently.It is appealing, but is a “weed” and self seeds readily.Remove and bag flower heads, remove plant,if you don’t want them.

    Just read the previous posts while I was posting.Yes it was Judi, closely followed by Megan! :laugh:


    Thanks for all your replies. I had a look at Verbena bonariensis and it is very similar if not exactly the same. From what you have written and what I can see it does have huge self seeding potential but the bees are loving it at the moment so will need to proceed with caution. Thank you all, have a good day, cheers porgey

    Judi BJudi B

    If you don’t think its Verbena bonariensis then it may be Verbena brasiliensis Brazilian Verbena both look very similar but either way it is a weed.

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