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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Remember mystery weed/plant? Blooms! Help!

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penny4
Salem, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2002
8:53 PM

Post #29257

Well, to all of you out there who last week attempted to unravel the ID of the plant in my garden that looks Geranium-ish: it bloomed! And I still haven't the slightest idea what it is! Here is a shot of it yesterday. It appears that where each of these tiny, 1/2 inch blooms are, there could be many more, as in a cluster, maybe. The entire plant is about a foot tall and about the same wide. So, is it a bad thing or a good thing here? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Penny

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2002
11:29 PM

Post #260845

I don't know. The "weed" we have here has pinkish small blooms.
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2002
11:59 PM

Post #260868

carolina geranium...aka weed,
lolhttp://www.usi.edu/science/biology/TwinSwamps/Geranium_carolinianum.htm

hope this helps
jen

Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
12:08 AM

Post #260873

Makes a nice ground cover, has shallow roots that take little from the soil, keeps out worse weeds until you decide to plant the space, prevents erosion. I love it and encourage it. Even collected seeds several years to spread it to beds and areas outside the fence where I needed filler and color.
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
12:12 AM

Post #260879

Well done MSJen,
we had all the feeling that it was a Geranium, but just didn't know which type. I've never seen that particular one before. Must be endemic to the American Continent.

All the best

Wintermoor
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
12:42 AM

Post #260911

i pull them out. they have a tendancy to be invasive and seem to like to grow right in the middle of other things.
the roots are very shallow so they are easy to pull.
funny how some weeds we let grow, others we dont.
jen
penny4
Salem, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
12:47 AM

Post #260917

Thanks all. Haven't decided to pull or not to pull. Kinda pretty right now and the dahlias aren't anywhere near needing the space, so, what the hey - live and let live. For now...
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
1:52 PM

Post #261247

I pull them from all over. I'm afraid they might cross with my good geraniums.
penny4
Salem, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2002
4:05 PM

Post #261329

Good point, tiG. I have some other G. that probably would weaken to this "kid from the wrong side of the tracks!" LOL So I'm tearing it out I think. Thanks, everyone.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 14, 2002
4:17 PM

Post #261340

Penny, or could be that you will get a nice geranium that is as tough as a weed, lol.

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