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Old 07-23-2008, 06:03 AM
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perennial or weed?

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I have this flower growing on the side of my house, over by a large patch of trees. I thought it was a weed at first, but the leaves aren't ugly like a weed. Do you recognize this plant?
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:04 AM
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Amanda,Has this plant thingie spread all over your garden????If it hasn't then I would say it is a plant.But if it is spreading then I would say it is a weed.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:07 AM
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This picture has too much sun on it, but you can see the leaves in this one
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:10 AM
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Amanda,Has this plant thingie spread all over your garden????If it hasn't then I would say it is a plant.But if it is spreading then I would say it is a weed.
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Well I've been pulling some weeds out that have similar leaves, so at first I thought that's what it was. But I just compared the two leaves and they are different, so they aren't the same plant. I only see this plant in the one spot. There's an area of trees and it's right on the outside of them.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:14 AM
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The top part looks like a flower but the bottom part makes me wonder.I have pulled out a bunch of weeds and they were kind of pretty but spreading all over the place.Hopefully the expert can give you some answers.Let me try to look something up.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:20 AM
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Amanda,I just typed in weeds on goggle.I went to a web site and I didn't see anything close to that being a weed.I am no expert but I would think that there is a good chance that it is a flower.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:31 AM
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Thank Mish! Maybe Brenda can identify it for me
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It looks like maybe perennial phlox? I just found a pic of Windsor Tall Hybrid Phlox-- look that up and see what you think...it's really pretty! I know it blooms right now because I have a red one and it's blooming. Yours is prettier though
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Yes these are Phlox! You can buy them in many flower catalogs, they are an old flower. I have 4 different colors blooming and have moved some to under my bathroom window because of their sweet smell. Enjoy them!
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http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Thumb/sld21671.jpgThis is a phlox. Looks just like what you have.
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