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Astilbe

Observed: 12th July 2011 By: Mike CookMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in Plants
Astilbe, flowers
Astilbe, flowers                       1
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Spikes of pale pink flowers. The flowers remind me of Hemp Agrimony, but spikes rather than rounded heads. Could this be an imported Eupatorium? I think these are the right leaves, ignore the Buttercup and Nettle leaves. The leaves and flowers also remind me of Meadowsweet. Could this be related?

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Thanks

Thanks David, that looks about right. It was in a public area that used to belong to Lord Armstrong, the armaments manufacturer. There could have been an awful lot of exotic species planted at that time.