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Is This a Weed?

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 22, 2012 9:23 pm

I noticed this little plant growing next to my Martha Washington Geranium - the little flower is a light pink. It's about 18" tall. Does anyone know what it is?
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Unknown plant 1.JPG
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Re: Is This a Weed?

Postby Big Smile » Sep 23, 2012 9:11 pm

It looks simalar to an Impatien but they are not usually that tall. I don't think its a weed.
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Re: Is This a Weed?

Postby growitall » Sep 29, 2012 2:06 am

It's Epilobium ciliatum, a native plant... though you may not necessarily want it growing there.
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Re: Is This a Weed?

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Oct 01, 2012 10:51 pm

Thanks "Growitall" - is that the same as Broadleaf willowherb? It wasn't terribly ugly but I did go out and "remove" the mystery plant. I figured if I didn't plant it there it probably wasn't something I would want to keep!
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