Weed in a field in kent

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  1. RICHARD MASSON

    RICHARD MASSON Active Member

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    This weed is growing everywhere in a high pH soil in Kent UK. In fields (where on the picture weedkiller has been applied) and around the local village St. Nicholas at Wade.
    I was informed it was "Annual Mercury" but looking at comparison pictures does not seem quite right?
    Can anyone identify?
    regards Richard Masson
     

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    Could it be Smyrnium? We call it by the common name of Alexanders in Bermuda, if it is Smyrnium.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Does look like Alexanders, though that isn't usually an arable weed.
     
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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    I agree looks like Smyrnium olusatrum, Alexanders.

    I associate this species with hedgerows, roadsides and the edge of fields.

    Brian
     

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