Another name this plant/weed thread

I have to be honest and say that I have searched high and low for this but so far have not found the answer.

The plant is currently about 18" high and new leaves appearing all the time.

I don’t remember planting it but I can’t imagine there was a space for it either. :017:

The stems are reddish and sort of rhubarb-like.

The leaves are long (approx 10cm) and pointed with a serrated edge. What’s unusual is that the veins run from the end of the leaf and along the length,rather than running sideways.

Thank you. :-p:-p

Trying my very best to be helpful Dingy…

…must be a weed then :lol:

Ok I’m going…



Trouble is, there have been many changes, plants that didn’t survive so were pulled up. It just seems too sort of … shrub-like to be a weed though. :confused:

TBH I do recognise the leaves, but that might be because it reminds me of a particular type of lettuce :smiley:

How’s about if you dug it up and potted it up, so if it is a random invasive type of plant, it’s contained until you can see what it morphs into?

I’m wondering if it’s a sort of wild spinach or chard? That would account for the reddish stems and the bunching.

Don’t eat it until you’re sure, though!

Yes, that’s a good idea pesta. I did that with another ‘plant’ that did urn out to be a weed. I will need a big pot though. :lol:

Could be I suppose, Could have just seeded there. Don’t worry, I won’t eat it, not yet anyway. :lol::lol:

The stems are similar but the leaf veins different. :017:

You don’t have to get in it, the plant does :-p

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’ve been getting foraged salad leaves in my veg box delivery… I’ll have a look at the latest lot and see if there’s anything similar.

If all else fails, you could try emailing the pics to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) to see if they know.

Dongle m’duck, your plant looks very much like one I have. I have 2 infact, because I liked it so much I split it last year.

If it is the same as mine, it is like a giant Daisy, about 3ft tall.
Perennial, and lovely flowers for cutting. Flowers on and on well into autumn.

You can get them in white with yellow centres, or the lovely ‘shaggy’ ones which mine are. They also come in a very pretty pale lemon.

It is called “Leucanthemum.”
There is a variety called “Superbum” . . . I kid you not :lol:, and that’s what variety I have.

I can’t get a good close up of the leaves, you’ll have to google and see if you can see better. Lots of Nurseries sell them.
Here is a write up about them.

Mups! … I knew I recognised the leaves - I’ve got a Leucanthem! :blush: :mrgreen:

I just went out to check and mine’s called Real Charmer :lol:

(Good old Mupsy ;-))

Edited. I’ve got another one too but can’t find the label with it’s name. It’s a taller than the Real Charmer and the one I prefer.
It’s the same as Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Snowcap’
shasta daisy in Mups’ link.

Do you agree with me Pesta? They really do look the same don’t they, and mine is about the same stage of growth as dongle’s is at the mo, too.

I love my ‘shaggy’ petalled one even more than the ‘normal’ ones. What a funny name ey . . Superbum - trust dongle. :lol:



Thanks Mups. Trust me to have a superbum. :lol: I will have a look at that.
I have another contender too, a Rudbeckia. Either way, it seems it is a shrub rather than a weed (just spent an hour looking at all the weed leaves).

Thanks Pesta, so I could be a Superbum real charmer eh? :mrgreen:

Just edited my original post Mups, I’ve got the Superbum too :smiley:

I had no idea what your mystery plant was LD but how nice it is to have some knowledgeable members here who come up with the answers. :smiley:

I wish I had a superbum :mrgreen:

Just been checking again … and edited my original post. I’ve got a superbum too :smiley:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Pronounce it with the stress on the -per.
So, suPERBum, not SUPERbum. :mrgreen:

SuPERbus is the Latin for superb or proud, and suPERbum is the neuter form. (Latin has three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter, and all nouns are one of the three, and so all adjectives follow suit).

So, think suPERB, and then say suPERBum.

Or you can stick with super-bum! :lol: :lol: