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A flowering plant that grows in the wild, most commonly not intentionally planted.

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What are the best mixes for native Georgia wildflowers/grasses?

As you may already know, planting native plants is beneficial for your local ecosystem. Planting non-native is, well, not good. So.... I have a long driveway and would love to line it with native ...
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Is this a weed growing in pot?

My concrete rooftop is so hot, that cactuses and weeds are pretty much the only thing that survive. We’re in the Caribbean. So I was surprised when I saw something that doesn’t look like a cactus ...
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Another white wildflower growing in Serbia - what is it?

For some reason I didn't mow this white wildflower, but I could, unless you tell me it is some relatively useful plant. Grows in partial shade. Here are photos:
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How do plants survive in the wild without someone watering them?

I have a small garden in Seattle and as soon as summer rolls in I have to be vigilant about watering my plants or else they die. Meanwhile just a couple dozen feet from my home there's a pretty big ...
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What is this violet wild flower growing in Serbia?

I would like to know characteristics of this wild flower that I found this year in my yard. Flowers are fairly large, several cm in diameter. The whole plant is around 50 cm high. It appeared this ...
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What is this white wild flower growing in Serbia?

I would like to know characteristics of this wild flower that I found this year in my yard. Flowers are smallish, less than 1 cm diameter. Location is Serbia, altitude 100m.
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What flowers did Ponce De Leon find in La Florida?

When Ponce De Leon arrived somewhere near St. Augustine, looking for gold and the fabled Fountain of Youth, he famously named it La Florida, and an early theory to why he did so was because in 1513 (...
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Will pre-emergent kill new wildflower seeds

We have had a serious crabgrass problem since we bought our house. This is on a slope that we don't want to have to mow and are looking at wildflowers as something that could out compete the ...
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Can anyone tell me what kind plant this is. The flowers are light pink

I live in Bossier City Louisiana. I haven't found this plant anywhere else in my neighborhood.
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What is this plant, weed or wildflower?

I am hoping it will be a wildflower, as it is spread throughout our school wildflower garden, but no buds yet.
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Help identifying this yellow wildflower in northeast US?

I have several instances of this yellow flower growing around my property (usually in my lawn grass). As far as I know, it isn't anything that was ever intentionally cultivated. This is in the ...
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Plant Identification - Long stalk, purple flower, growing in grass

Can anybody please help me identify this plant? A number of them were growing in some unmown lawn here in Ireland. Initially I thought it was a type of speedwell, but I'm not so sure. Thanks!
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What are these tiny, white, 6 petaled flowers that are growing on my lawn?

I live in Canada, and it's pretty cold here still so I was surprised to see we have a BUNCH of tiny white flowers all over our lawn! All the usual flowers are blooming actually, but these ones I've ...
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Help identifying a small flowering plant

This little guy started popping up around my house. We never planted it, but I'd love to know what we have growing here. It is small type, the flowers have a honeysuckle type style, 5 petals and ...
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good plants for a marshy area?

I'm trying to add some plants to our backyard that can do well in healthy soil that does get very marshy several times during the summer. It's an area that receives some sun and some shade - probably ...
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Harvesting Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

I am looking to harvest the seeds from a patch of these Rocky Mountain Bee Plants for replanting. I have never seen them before in 30 years in my area hence why I am interested. Based on this photo ...
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Strange Mutation in Toadflax: what is the reason, and is this normal?

[ Location: UK - fully organic wildflower garden ] The mutation shown in the photographs happened this year to one of my Toadflax. I thought at first that it may have been the result of the plant ...
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Is this plant with spikes of pale purple flowers creeping bellflower?

Recently a friend of mine informed me that some lovely flowers we have in our yard, may in fact be creeping bellflower, which (at least where I am) is an invasive species. Now, today while I was doing ...
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When should I spread wildflower seeds in tall grass with a broadcast spreader?

I've been trying to get some wildflower seeds to grow on the edge of my yard for a while, and am wondering when the best time to spread the seed kit is, and how I should do it. Think about broadcast ...
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Help in identifying this weed with toothed leaves, tiny white flowers, found under snow cover - FOUND: ID - Thlaspi arvense

I found this weed on my lawn under melting snow cover. It has toothed leaves hugging the stems; tiny white flowers in bunches; older and rounder leaves surrounding the flower bunches: Does anyone ...
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Wildflower seeds in a pot

I purchased, on a whim, a packet of my favorite wildflower seeds (California poppy, cornflowers, etc.), but I don’t have a yard that I can plant them in since I rent. I do have a handful of large-ish ...
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What flowering plant is this in the New Orleans, Louisiana area?

What is this small daisy like (quarter size) flowering plant? It has little seeds that stick to you like burrs. It’s in the backyard of a place we are visiting. The honey bees love it. In New ...
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What is the name of this plant that has flowers resembling white filaments?

I came across this flower in Maharashtra, India. I don't have much information about it.
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What is this purple wildflower?

Any ideas on what this purple flower might be? We are located in south-east Wisconsin. I'm fairly certain that I self-seeded these in the large container that they are growing in. Edit: Added photos ...
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What are these yellow wildflowers growing in SE Wisconsin?

I'm pretty sure I self seeded these, but don't remember what they are. I'm guessing the yellow flowers are Black Eyed Susans.
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Could the pictured plant be buckwheat?

The plant is as seen below, in the photographs, and is similar to cyclamen / sow bread in all respects, but I am absolutely certain that the flower belongs to neither, and the only other plant that ...
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Is This Some Kind of Mint?

The garden is located in Cymru Gogledd (or North Wales, if you prefer). The plant itself is a little under 2' / 24" / 60cm tall, the leaves (which are quite large) are soft and hairy, and the stem is ...
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What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower?

What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower? ZONE 7. Half shade.
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What is this 5 petals blue wildflower?

What is this 5 petals blue wildflower? Zone 7
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Flower identification

I was hoping someone might be able to help me identify this flower please. I have tried some identification websites, but I've not been able to find anything that matched perfectly. I don't have many ...
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Can anyone identify this flower?

I had planted a pack of very-generically named "Wildflower" Seeds a few months ago, and these sprouted. I have never seen anything like them. The stems are very thick, the mauve colored flowers are ...
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Shrub Identification, Edible or not?

While looking for wild edibles I came across this shrub with some berries on it, fortunately some plants still had flowers so I was able to take many pictures. If anybody knows about it I would be ...
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What wildflower could this be?

I planted mixed wildflower seeds and thisvis what came up. The stems are about18" tall right now and are stiff and fuzzy. The leaves are wide and green. There are no blooms yet.
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Anyone have a clue as to what these are called?

My mom has noticed these growing near her flower beds, and we've never seen anything like them. Any ideas?
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What is this bee(?)-attracting wildflower?

This wildflower (weed?) appeared recently in my yard. The petal color in the pictures is not faithful - in reality, the petals have slight component of "dirty-purple" color, that my camera seems not ...
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Identify Blue Flowers

I have pretty flowers growing outside in my yard, but I don't know what they are. Video on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiWzE9xHtHx/ Violets seem close, but... not quite. One Facebook ...
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What plant/gems are these?

What gems/plant is this? I picked up this branch in a forest past winter. The white gems(?) are still intanct after three month, without water provisioning. Location: northern Italy. Here is another ...
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What are these brush like blue wildflowers on long stems in this mountain picture?

I saw this image on tumblr and after attempting searches for variations on "blue flowers that grow in the mountains" I have found nothing. The photographer did not list where it was taken either :/, I ...
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Is this wild garlic?

I harvested what thought was wild garlic today, April 15th, but I have a doubt now. I heard the plant can look at lot like meadow saffron and lilys of the valley, both of which are potentially deadly. ...
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What is this familiar-looking exotic-shaped gentle-yellow flower?

This is the only flower of this kind in my yard. I hope it is not a weed, since it looks non-invasive to me. It is looking familiar to me, but I can't figure the species. I've never seen it in the ...
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What is this short plant with little blue flowers?

It is all over the garden, this short plant with little blue flowers. I a kind of like it, but what is it? The yard will be mowed soon, is it wise to move at least some of them to the corner for wide ...
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What is this star-like delicate pink flower?

This flower makes me stop and look at it and admire its strange combination of frailty and firmness. Do you know the name of the flower? The photo is from previous years, probably taken in mid-...
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How should I store wildflower seeds embedded in a piece of cotton, for several months before planting?

I live in Massachusetts, in the Northeast section of the United States. My growing zone is USDA 6a, which means that our winter temperatures can get as low as -10°F/-23.3°C. I was recently given a ...
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Pet Burial Plant Suggestions

Two nights ago I lost my beloved dog, Heidi. I buried her in my backyard, and plan to get a plaque to mark the location, and plant some flowers. It was suggested to me today that I plant a small plant ...
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What is this tiny pink flower in lawn?

What is this tiny pink flower? Found in my mother's lawn in Norfolk, Virginia. It's so small, but they're showing up randomly here and there. Stalk appears to be greener at the top near the bloom and ...
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What are traditional English flowers to plant on the edge of a wooded stream?

Our property borders an old area of woodland, with a stream running down next to our drive on the far side. There are already some bluebells but we would like to add more flowers, however we would ...
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What is this daisy with narrow white petals and a yellow center, that the local deer won't eat?

This daisy popped up wild. It has narrow white petals and a yellow center. The local deer don't like it. It's located in the central California coast. The ground is dry, rocky and semi-shaded. ...
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What wild water plant is this? Is there a domesticated versions?

I saw this plant in a swamp in central Maine, USA. I think it is a type of wild hyacinth. Are there domesticated versions? Anyone know how to grow one in a large planter pond? The spear shaped ...
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Help identifying fern-like plant

This alien-looking plant sprouted very suddenly from a clump of moss, several months after the moss had been brought in from the outdoors. I've never seen anything like it. It doesn't have a grass-...
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What is this bright yellow daylily with six narrow petals that curl at the ends?

I have a number of varieties of daylilies in a wildflower garden in Massachusetts, USA, zone 6a. There are at least five, although some may be the same variety in different colors. They were all here ...