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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wildflower or Weed?

A few days ago my children and I discovered these unknown plants growing near our back fence and in a nearby flower pot. The purple flowers look so delicate and I am inclined to leave them where they are, but first I would like to know whether they are a weed or a wildflower.

Does anyone know what they are?

Update: Our unknown flower has been identified by Dawn (please see comments) as Herb Robert. More information about this annual can be found here, Noxious Weed Control Board.

2 comments:

Theresa said...

I don't know what it is, but I've always thought the only difference between a weed and a wildflower is if you like it or not!LOL!

Dawn said...

It looks like something in the geranium family ~ maybe check Herb Robert: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GERO???