Can anyone help me to identify this, please?

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  1. Nikolaos

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    Hi All,

    Unfortunately I only have one photo of this plant that was growing on my allotment as I have given the allotment up now. It looks incredibly familiar but I just can't think what it is! I took the photo just as the flowers were opening. Couldn't be Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) at the early flowering stage, could it? :scratch::dunno:

    Thanks,

    Nick

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    Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) perhaps.
     
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      Don't think it's feverfew (not sure) but even with the multi petalled varieties there is usually a yellow tinge in the centre. Leaves look like it though.
       
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        Thanks @shiney and @mazambo. :)

        Yes, the foliage looks very similar to Feverfew which is what makes me think that's what it is. But like you I have only ever seen it with a yellow centre! :scratch: You're right about the multi-petalled types, there is still a little touch of yellow there with the ones I've seen, I just wondered if there might be a cultivar that is almost pure white, especially at the early stage of the flower forming! Also, brown stalks on Feverfew? I though they were green! :dunno: Totally confused by this one!

        @Silver surfer Can I have your thoughts on this plant, please? It's been niggling me for months now! :heehee:

        Nick
         
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        This on ebay looks similar.20210226_153105.jpg
         
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            If it's feverfew it should have that distinctive smell.
             
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