what is this pink pasture flower? Pix included

ocnative1964(z8 OR)June 19, 2006

Hello,

I have the most awesome flower that grows in my pasture. it has small pink flowers that grow up the top of the stem a total of about 10 inches. it has reddish stem, and long green leaves. the entire plant grows about 30-36 inches tall. it get sun all day except late afternoon.

I couldne find it last year, (may not have been out at the correct time) but it is in bllom mid june. I tried to transplant one 2-3 years ago but it didnt do anything.

oh and we are in the willamette vally just south of portland OR

thanks for your help

here are some pix of it.

http://pnps.smugmug.com/gallery/885029/1/76327260

thanks so much, I love this flower.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: photos.

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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Looks like Dames Rocket....a introduced weed around here in eastern WA escaped from gardens and often included in wildflower mixes.
You will find huge stands of it in vacant lots and roadsides, etc. here in Eastern WA

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images....Dames Rocket

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 1:28AM
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ocnative1964(z8 OR)

looks much different, mine the flowers are not in clumps at the top of the stem, the bloom up the stem is sort of a cone shape.

also these are not at all invasive, they on my 5 acres there are maybe 4-6 stems total and they are about 20 feet apart,

mystery.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 2:03AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Ok my bad! Then I bet it's Fireweed AKA Willow Weed; it's an Epilobium LOL!!

Try this:

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images....Epilobium angustifolium

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 9:58AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Here is a better description and a pic of leaves too...

Vera

Here is a link that might be useful: Oregon State U.......Fireweed

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 10:02AM
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ladyslppr(z6 PA)

That is Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium). A native plant that can be quite common in the right places, expecially following clearing or burning. In Alaska it is the most conspicuous wildflower and grows everywhere. It isn't invasive in the non-native vegetation sense of the term, but can be a bit aggressive in a garden.

This plant is native from Alaska to Virginia to California, but can be sort of rare in many parts of the range.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 11:35AM
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ocnative1964(z8 OR)

thanks so much. that is one of the prettiest "weeds" i've ever seen.

I guess I should not try to interduce them to my garden, and just enjoy them in the pasture!!!

Dave

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 4:05PM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

yes that is definately fireweed. how do i know, cuz it looks exactly like the fireweed that has just started to flower in my part of the world. by the way, they like a disturbed areas, like ladyslipper mentioned. they like roadside hillsides because they persist in the errosion.

froggy.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 7:04PM
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avas11

Wow..That was a nice picture. I think the flower is from Alaska. I have seen somewhere in Alaska and on the way to Alaska. You can ask about that flowers from the flower shops in Alaska.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.avasflowers.com

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 2:02PM
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florist

That's a weed?! never seen a weed that pretty. LOL!

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.floweradvisor.com.my

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 6:08AM
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