ChrysN4 years ago
You can try posting the pictures here They seem pretty good at identifying plants.
Jayefuu (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Good plan. Posted:
Jayefuu (author)  Jayefuu4 years ago
That was quick. Apparently it is Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum
ChrysN Jayefuu4 years ago
I didn't realize the buckwheat plant was that pretty.
nicelly2 years ago
I don't know, I think it is very beautiful!I like it very much!
it mite just be a young tree if seen young maple trees that look just like that plant
=SMART=5 years ago
thise plant is jayefu
luvit4 years ago
come now. i;ve seen buckwheat... you;re looking at alfalfa
Surely you jest. Alfalfa, indeed. This is clearly Micky - look at the stripes!
Judging from the size of the plant in your picture and allowing for time (you originally posted in June; it is now September) I believe that you have a Parus caeruleus on your property. Due to the proximity of the bird feeder, I'm sure you will agree that this was the source - bird seed! You should expect migratory behavior with the changing weather this time of year. However, with some luck and a bit of patience, you may see the little fellow again in the spring.
Zion_Sphere4 years ago
its been answered many time but buckwheat, we live in derby in a field it grows like the dickens wrote. :)
xelalex4 years ago
I am not exactly sure but it could be some kind of ivy.
flashj4 years ago
This looks like a job for Gardener's Question Time!
nuckthebuck4 years ago
find your local ffa chapter (future farmers of america) the tudent organizization of this has to know a ton of different plants usually only the plants native to your state( or country) but in america you can ask ffa professors for assistance or go talk to a local flower shop.
Unfortunately, FFA only operates in the USA and the poster said the photo is from the south east of England, so I don't think they'll be able to help .
Don't the people who assume everyone lives in America really annoy you sometimes?
acidbass4 years ago
 red stemmed dogwood tree looks like it is still a sapling
Jayefuu (author)  acidbass4 years ago
That's what we thought but the leaves are the wrong shape. These are heart shaped, dogwood has lozenge/diamond shaped leaves.
oh hmmm i am stumped
Box-O-Trix5 years ago
May i ask where you live and if you have seen the plant around anywhere else that may indicate that it is native?
Jayefuu (author)  Box-O-Trix5 years ago
I don't think it's native, I've not seen it before. The photograph was taken in West Sussex, England.
I thought Kew Gardens might offer advice / identification of plants if you sent in a photo, but this is what they say in their FAQs: Plant & gardening enquiries Unfortunately Kew cannot answer gardening questions over the phone or by mail. There are some great resources available online: The BBC web-site provides information for a wide number of queries - see For tree advice try who run a tree helpline
RelientOwl4 years ago
I think it might be Buckwheat too, the strange thing is its not grown there at all, the closest mass production is mid-France and its really common in China. It grows well in drained soil, that's also acidic soil and its sometimes used for feed."Possibly Bird Seed"
Jayefuu (author) 5 years ago
Any idea anyone?
What kind of bird seed is it?
Jayefuu (author)  RelientOwl4 years ago
I'm not sure sorry. Just a standard one for wild birds IIRC.
seedrive4 years ago
I am sorry to say that this is not a plant at all. Without doubt it's a metal bird feeder wrapped in red, green and white stuff.
Jayefuu (author)  seedrive4 years ago
Ahhh! Of course! You are right :p
I'm sure I'm ridiculously late to the conversation, but I'm also curious.  I have no idea what it is, but I've had similar sorts of plants in my yard too.  I just rip them out as I find them.  Are there horticultural extension offices or master gardener programs or something like that in England?  Here you can contact a local garden/horticultural program with a photo and ask for plant identification.  You can also ask on Dave's Garden, but you need a subscription to post on the forums.
Gorfram5 years ago
It's obviously a three-way mutant, with the stems of a Red-Barked Dogwood, the flowers of a Queen Anne's lace, and the leaves of  a Moonflower. :)

I've got no earthly idea, even after using SMART's plantfinder link, and googling a bit for a Cornus-Daucus-Ipomoea love-child/sport. I can only suggest that you or your Mum take a stem (with at least one leaf & flower, if at all possible) along with your photos to some sort of "Stump the Expert Gardener" event; or at least to a local plant nursery with a knowledgeable staff.