A plant to keep

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QCan you iden­tify this plant, and could it have come from scat­tered bird­seed? Mrs L Mar­shall, Sta­ple­hurst, Kent

AIt ap­pears to be co­re­op­sis or tick­seed, pos­si­bly from bird­seed. A na­tive of Amer­ica, cul­ti­vated forms are de­rived from Co­re­op­sis gran­di­flora and C. lance­o­lata.

It has great aes­thetic ap­peal and can be cut back when flow­ers fade and repo­si­tioned strate­gi­cally in your bor­der. A hardy peren­nial, it should come through the win­ter.

Co­re­op­sis look won­der­ful in bor­ders

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