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ID this Wisconsin flower

Posted by project_gardener 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 6, 11 at 11:36

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

Phlox pilosa?

RE: ID this Wisconsin flower

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.

RE: ID this Wisconsin flower

Looks like soapwort, Saponaria officinalis.


RE: ID this Wisconsin flower

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.

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