ID this Wisconsin flower

project_gardener(5)September 6, 2011

Found this wild flower on my land in Central Wisconsin and was hoping someone would know what it is.

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terrene(5b MA)

Phlox pilosa?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 12:51PM
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project_gardener(5)

It is in the Phlox family, the petals have a heart shaped tip which rules out many. I saved a load of seeds. The bees seem to love them and they grow all around my garden. I'd just like to know what to call it.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 1:47PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

Looks like soapwort, Saponaria officinalis.

Karen

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 10:25PM
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project_gardener(5)

I got an email from Prairie Nursery, Inc. in Wisconsin saying it's Bounding Bet (Saponaria officinalis). Non-Native but pretty. Karen seems to have hit it.

Thanks to all.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 11:31PM
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