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Plant Identification: SOLVED: formerly known as "that awful weed"

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2002
5:50 PM

Post #33682

That's what the lady who lived here before us called. I'd like to know what it really is. the stems and leaves are quite sticky and look like a succulent. It seeds like crazy, and has these clusters of five petalled almost magenta flowers.

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lupinelover
Grove City, OH
(Zone 6a)


June 22, 2002
5:55 PM

Post #287723

Kathleen, hard to be sure, I can't see the foliage well, but it looks like Silene "catchfly". I agree with you: very pretty!

I beat Baa! But maybe I beat her with the wrong answer LOL
Baa

June 22, 2002
6:20 PM

Post #287728

I agree with Lupine, it's a Silene. Possibly Silene armeria if it's an annual/biennial.

http://images.google.com/images?q=silene armeria&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2002
7:47 PM

Post #287750

Thank you, ladies. I thought perhaps that's what it was. I am very happy to let it stray around the garden to it's heart's content, and if it gets in the way, it's easy enough to move. perhaps I should save some seeds. . .
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2002
11:55 PM

Post #287890

Now that's a weed I don't have to "grow" to love!!!

"eyes"
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2002
9:31 AM

Post #288244

That is one pretty weed.
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2002
4:12 PM

Post #288451

It sure is a pretty weed and I would like to have it in my yard too.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2002
10:29 PM

Post #288733

By all means, save me some seeds, pretty please with sugar on it? I think it belongs in every wildflower garden, especially mine. I will find something you will want in trade.
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2002
10:20 AM

Post #289836

Aimee, I started a list and you're at the top!

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