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

Salem, OR(Zone 8a)

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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Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

I don't know. The "weed" we have here has pinkish small blooms.

Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a)

carolina geranium...aka weed,

hope this helps

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Jesteburg-Wiedenhof, Germany(Zone 8a)

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


Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a)

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.

Salem, OR(Zone 8a)

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...

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I pull them from all over. I'm afraid they might cross with my good geraniums.

Salem, OR(Zone 8a)

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.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

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

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