Little pink flowers on long stems

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  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I dug this out of my sisters yard. It grows with or without water. Wonderful little pink star shaped flowers on long stems. The leaves are nothing impressive. Probably a weed but I love it.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'll check out my wildflower book for you tomorrow but as it's almost 2.45am I'm off to bed now as I can hardly keep my eyes open. :setc_090:
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Those are really pretty Denee, I thought I knew what they were in the first pic, but the leaves are not the same as the ones that used to grow in my yard.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I do not have a clue Denee.I don't remember ever seeing them before.It is a pretty little flower.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The nearest I can come to in any of my wildflowers books is that your plant may be a member of the centaury family. Maybe lesser centaury???? The only other plant that looks similar is chickweed willowherb. Sorry Denee but all my books have British wildflowers in them so I'm not really being of much help I'm afraid. :(
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    I'm sorry I don't know either Denee! I really like it's dainty little flowers!!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Im still looking through the wildflowers but WOW there are some beautiful and stunning wildflowers here!!! And so far I havent found the pink ones but I IDed the buttercup like ones! LOL
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Heres a pic of the same flower from above. They turn into little berry like things.
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    statisticsnerd New Seed

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    I have some of this in my backyard as well. My grandmother gave me a starting of it from her yard a few years ago.

    Every year it dies back when winter comes but it returns in the spring with tons of these pink flowers. Then the flowers fall off and it forms the seed pods just like these. I've busted open one of the pods and there are several tiny black seeds about the size of a grain of sand.

    Does anyone know what this is called? I have several plants, but in case they die I want to know the name so that I can get some more.

    I live in Houston, Texas btw and that stuff grows great here!!
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    It kind of reminds me of an annual I see around here that self sows called Jewels of Opar.
     
  12. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think it's Talinum paniculatum (Jewels of Opar)
    I didn't have the plant back in 2006 when this topic was first posted but I have had it in the front yard for about 4 years.
    It's an annual north of zone 9 but reseeds itself freely so I never have to worry about it coming back each year...I just have to wonder where it will be growing when it does :rolleyes:
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I have it coming up in the edging by our driveway where it grew in a container last year. Must be pretty tough stuff.
     
  14. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The seeds know how to read the weather conditions too. Last year we had an extremely hot and dry spring and summer and I never saw a leaf but this spring already have two long planters filled with them and am finding more scattered all over the yard. I really like them so they will get to grow where they are every year.
     

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