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What is this plant/weed?

Posted by DeirdreC Alberta, Canada (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 19:48

Hi there,

Our house was built in the 80s and since the day we moved in, four years ago, I have been battling this plant. It spreads like crazy, grows very quickly, pulls out very easy, and flowers into a red spindly looking thing.

Any ideas? Is it bee balm or something else? I even pulled one out and brought it to our local gardening centre. They didn't know either.


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RE: What is this plant/weed?

We need a picture of the flower and/or seeds.

RE: What is this plant/weed?

Sorry, here is a picture of the flower.


RE: What is this plant/weed?

Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)

Here is a link that might be useful: Maltese cross

RE: What is this plant/weed?

Lychnis chalcedonica is a desirable garden plant - not many people would consider it a weed. However, I don't think the flowers you showed come from the leaves/stems in the first picture. The Lychnis has furry stems and leaves for starters. Imo you have two different plants there.

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