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UK Native seedlings ID please (1 Viewer)

IamFof

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These were gathered, this summer, in W Cornwall.
Due to a combination of stupidity and advanced years, I forgot to make a note of what they were or where I collected them.
Any ideas, guys?

TIA
Fof

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IamFof

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aeshna5.
Yes and no.:):):) I remember now.
They are either white campion (Silene latifolia) or Silene latifolia x Silene dioica, but I think the former.
Both were growing in my garden, in an area that is currently becoming a Cornish hedge. I only harvested from the white.
The gorse is Ulex gallii, western gorse, waiting for the hedge to be finished. Pic is end of day, yesterday.

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Again, thanks
 

aeshna5

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Certainly looks identical to the Red Campion seedlings in my garden-but don't think you could differentiate a hybrid from seedlings. Will be interested to see them when they have flowered.
 

IamFof

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I did read somewhere that the 2 spp S. dioca and latifolia are not able to be differentiated at seedling stage.
As you say, let's just wait and see.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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