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Identify this flower for me please

Postby tigris_nl » Jul 14, 2012 12:18 pm

Hi

I have this plant growing like crazy in the shaded areas of my property...and I cannot identify it despite much research.
I found this pic on the internet, but it was to identify the pink flower in the background :roll:

I live in St. John's, Newfoundland (Zone 5)
Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby Scrapinthehat » Jul 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Columbine
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby tigris_nl » Jul 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Thank you so very much!

It was driving me crazy....
albeit a short drive! :P
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Jul 14, 2012 12:50 pm

The pink flower is masterwort aka astrantia.

Just read the small text in your photo, yes Scrap got it right, columbine. It does self seed like crazy but not as bad as some in my books. The problem I have with mine is the columbine sawflies wreck the foliage and makes it look awful.
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby B_BQ » Jul 14, 2012 1:04 pm

I'm always amazed at people's perception of pink, lilac, purple, mauve, violet, etc.
When the question was asked it referred to the 'pink' flower.
To me the flower in the background, (columbine), is either lilac or mauve, but not pink! lol
The flower in the foreground, to me, is pink!
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby tigris_nl » Jul 14, 2012 4:43 pm

I asked what the PURPLE flower was
And the columbine is in the foreground.....the masterwort is in the background.
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Re: Identify this flower for me please

Postby B_BQ » Jul 14, 2012 5:06 pm

tigris_nl wrote:And the columbine is in the foreground.....the masterwort is in the background.


Sorry about the confusion. To me the mauve/lilac columbine, (the bell-shaped flower), looks as though it is in the background and the pink masterwort in the foreground. Different perception.

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