I have a lavender plant from an old image taken 4 months ago here: old lavender picture

Now I notice there is a new plant growth from the mid of the lavender plant. Not sure if it is a lavender or a weed as the root of the new plant seems connected to the root of the lavender plant.

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Is this a new lavender plant growth? If not, is it a weed? If not, what plant is it?

Thank you.

  • The leaves are so different than lavender leaves I don't see how you could mistake them.. That's a tree, an offspring from the one in the last picture
    – Tofandel
    May 19, 2022 at 17:24

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They are self set saplings or seedlings of a tree, possibly elder. The lavender is dead and needs to be removed along with the saplings before they get any bigger.

  • (Technically not dead, but way overgrown, unpruned and on its way to its demise.)
    – Stephie
    Jun 7, 2020 at 16:59
  • Not dead?what are you seeing in the final image that I'm not in regard to resurrectible signs of life?
    – Bamboo
    Jun 7, 2020 at 18:58
  • Look all the way at the ends of the bare branches.
    – Stephie
    Jun 7, 2020 at 19:00
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    Oh, that tiny bit of what might be lavender growth at the bottom of the picture ... last gasp l'd say! It will never recover and look good, it's done for...
    – Bamboo
    Jun 8, 2020 at 10:16
  • Yes. I would either pull it now or wait for the last bloom, harvest, then dig it up
    – Stephie
    Jun 8, 2020 at 10:52

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