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Plant ID Help

Posted by jamesjr_54 6 (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 14:46

This robust specimen has nearly taken over a small perennial bed sown with a wildflower mix 2 years ago. It looks familiar, but ...

And there are some poppy leaves mixed in.

Any ideas? Thanks!


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RE: Plant ID Help

Dianthus?


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RE: Plant ID Help

Yep, that's what I was going to say as well -- I have a bunch, too (and it also came in a wildflower mix). It's beautiful when it blooms and I'm glad to have it -- great for pollinators!


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RE: Plant ID Help

Dianthus barbatus, sweet William. It's a biennial, so it makes a rosette of leaves the first year, and then blooms, sets seed and dies the second year.


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