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.
SOLVED: formerly known as "that awful weed"
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
I agree with Lupine, it's a Silene. Possibly Silene armeria if it's an annual/biennial.
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. . .
Now that's a weed I don't have to "grow" to love!!!
It sure is a pretty weed and I would like to have it in my yard too.
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.