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

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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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Can I target grass burrs & clover without killing wildflowers?

My lawn is a mix of St. Augustine and Bermuda grass. I'm in central Texas. Last season, I sowed wildflowers and really enjoyed the results. I'd like to do the same next season, but I really need to ...
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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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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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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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What is this tiny blue/purple flower with thin, vinelike stems, in Charles City, Virginia?

Update 6/4/ 2017: I am so happy that the ID "Eryngium prostratum – Creeping Eryngo" was found by Lorel C., and am awarding her the bounty. I also wish that that people could please vote for Christy B....
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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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Since tomatoes don't need cages in the wild, how do they stay up?

I was watching a video from Jack Spirko where he said that tomatoes stay up on their own in the wild. How exactly do they stay up then?
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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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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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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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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 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 is this 5 petals blue wildflower?

What is this 5 petals blue wildflower? Zone 7
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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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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 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 small, daisy-like wildflower found in open woods?

I have this attractive little wildflower growing through my yard, and I would like the identification. They get from 6"-20" tall and very slender. Before blooming, the flower buds are curled downwards....
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How to replace lawn with wildflowers?

We've got a lot of lawn that we don't use (maybe 150x35') and I don't love mowing. (Last year we let this area grow out into 24" tall grasses.) I like the idea of getting a bunch of wildflower mix ...
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What is the identity of this plant with violet-colored bell-shaped flowers and red-veined lobed leaves?

There are several of these in my yard in Augusta, GA, hardiness zone 8a. I would like to know what these are before I mow them all down. They have violet-colored flowers growing up a central stock: ...
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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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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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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 wildflower with 4 petals, white with purple spots?

What is this wildflower with 4 symmetrical petals, white with purple spots, lanceolate leaves? The plant is about a foot high. I live in the middle Himalayas (about 1600m above sea level) and it's ...
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Can I simultaneously kill off grass and sow wildflower seed?

I'm planing on establishing a fairly large area - 1000 sq ft - as a sort of wildflower meadow. The area is currently lawn with pretty good quality soil. I live in Asheville, NC zone 6. Here is my ...
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How do I change this to a butterfly garden?

My front yard has 2 flower beds. One small one is a rain garden with Turk's cap connected to the down spout from a roof gutter. The larger one has two rose bushes, 2 salvias, 1 dying dwarf Mexican ...
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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 is this small field plant with a tuberous root?

This plant was collected in a field South-Central Europe. Assume the height of the photo is 20cm. These are all small herbaceous plants. The ball next to it is the root. It has small bag-like ...
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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 is this white flowered purslane lookalike from South Florida?

My wife found some purslane on her daily walk and brought some home for the garden. We also have another weed growing in the backyard that seems to be purslane as well, but it lacks branching stems ...
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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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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 ...
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What is this plant with palmate leaves and purple flower spikes?

Can you help me identify this plant? It has palmate leaves with 12 or more leaflets and flower spikes with whorled purple flowers.
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ID request, please. For a friend in Ventura, CA. Unknown volunteer plant

Update 6/11/2017: Here is the last picture. Since nobody responded after I added 2 pics nearly a week ago, I am answering my own question. Update 6/5/2017: My friend took more pics today! I have ...