Wassat? #3

Posted by @ 1:59 am on Saturday 4th July, 2009.
Categories: Just for fun

We've got these things growing in the garden. Who's clever enough to put a name to them?

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 As usual, there's no prize for correctly identifying them, you just get some kudos for being a smartarse :mrgreen:

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2 Responses to “Wassat? #3”

  1. Mungo says:


    Queen Anne's Lace, or Wild Carrot. Daucus carota.

    Hope I get some smartar5e kudos!

    Note the hairs on the stalk. This distinguishes it from the Hemlock (Conium maculatum) which would be a bad thing to consume. Hemlock has a hairless stalk, with purple splotches. It does not smell like a lovely carrot, as Queen Anne's Lace does.

    Phew. That's it for the night.



  2. BG! says:

    Mungo, your answer's so close and detailed that I'm tempted to award you a virtual cigar in addition to double smartar5e kudos points! 😎

    They are cultivated carrots, Suttons F1 Maestro to be precise, which we planted in the early spring of 2008. We left a load to overwinter to see if they'd survive.

    Methinks any future Wassats will have to be a bit more cunningly-devised 😈

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