Is this a weed?

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

I saw one of these last year, and pulled it out as a weed. Now there are more in the same area - tall, spindly, almost viny but they do try to stand up. In a mostly shade corner.

I googled around, but didn't find anything - hoping some of the experts here will know.


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Conway, SC

It is a little difficult to tell from the picture---But the bloom looks like an angelonia. However, it is not a perennial. Check out this info from DG and see if this is your plant.

(Zone 9a)

Have you posted this over on the ID forum?
I get the fastest results on identification there,it is amazing.

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

I checked out the angelonia link - not it. The leaves are different and the blooms are as well. I'll try to get a better photo.

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

Ardesia, while I was typing my answer about angelonia, your suggestion about the plant id forum came in. I'll try that. Thanks!

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

Aha! Folks on the Plant ID forum agreed it was some type of Campanula, and one said Campanula Elizabeth. As soon as I read "Campanula," I knew it had come from my daughter Stacy (sstateham on DG), I remembered her talking about them, and she has given me quite a few plants, mostly perennials. I called her and it's Campanula Elizabeth. It's in almost total shade with about 2 hours of morning sun, and seems to be reseeding itself there among the hardy begonias.

Now I know! I think I'll try to start some of it in another shady area on the north side and see how it does. Thanks!


(Zone 9a)

Glad to know the mystery is solved.

Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

Love those kind of surprises!

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