Continuing with the I forgot series :-(

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    I guess the grey matter isn't what it use to be. I was calling this flower one name and it is something else. Makes me wonder if I ever knew its name. In dividing other plants this plant now grows in three other areas of the garden.
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  3. Palustris

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    Flowers look like one of the Phlox family. In fact I would err on the side of P. divaricata.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The petal shapes have a notch, P. divaricata. does not have notches:( The Height is about right:).

    Thanks for the try,
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    plumbago? but what does the foliage look like?
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Carolyn, the foliage for this plant is at the bottom of the picture, next to the rocks.

    Looking at phlox from other sites the closest is 'Emerald Blue’ moss phlox'.

    I am only familiar with the 3 foot variety my mother had and creeping phlox. I guess I now have a third phlox:).
    I will group it together as it is scattered in several beds, it will look better.

    Thank you all, stay safe.

    Jerry
     
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    Maybe prairie phlox aka Phlox pilosa
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    In an old plant book from 1968 I have a bookmark that has list of plants. Phlox divaricata is on the list. As this plant has been around the years it seems that Palustris' initial assessment was correct.:) It is now so noted in the garden log. Thank you all.

    Now, what else did I forget...??;)

    Jerry
     
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    Pics I posted all had notched petals !
     
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    Yes I concur. It's phlox divaricata. Spring bloomer then is obstensibely disappears. Very pretty Jerry!
    You know friends give me plants all the time.... And the tags get lost, or they were written in marker, which fades. Doy I have various plants about my yard that I don't know what the h---- they are. I know how big they grow, when they bloom, etc. But not their name. Maybe I'll start posting them here when they bloom for an id.
     
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