SOLVED: purple flowers

Greenfield, IN(Zone 5b)

Any ideas??? Julie

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Panama, NY(Zone 5a)

Or Honesty?

At last! I can prove knowing about Plant Families has a use! Phlox is a member of the Polemoniaceae, and has five petals. This flower has four petals, so it isn't Phlox. This flower has four petals in a cross shape, so it's a member of the old Cruciferae (new name, Brassicaceae - flowers like cabbage flowers). I think it's Honesty (Lunaria annua).

I agree Mary 4 petals in a cross shape gives it away. Honesty or Hesperia matronalis.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Definiteley Honesty (Lunaria)

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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Patty, yes it does; in fact it was my first thought too until Mary's comment about the number of petals. Here's a link:

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(Zone 7a)

A verbena maybe?

Greenfield, IN(Zone 5b)

It now has large flat roundish seed pods coming on (right now they are green), isn't Lunaria "money plant"? I have quite a few of these, and had it on my want list! (Poppysue sent me seed from a varigated variety). I had never seen one bloom before, but always liked the dried seed pods. Thanks everyone! Julie

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