Purple flowers on 3 ft stalks

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  1. Polly

    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Is this a flower or a weed that I need to get rid of? I don't remember planting anything in this spot but when this came up in the spring I left it to see what it was. Now it is in bloom with purple blossoms and looks a lot like a weed. It is about 3 ft high.

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  3. Shanna

    Shanna In Flower

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    I'm not sure what it is but it sure is pretty!!!
     
  4. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    Looks like Blue Vervain

    This looks like Blue Vervain (but it also could be Purple Loosestrife, you don't want that). Check out the pics in this Google search....
    http://images.google.com/images?q=b...g.mozilla:en-US:official&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    (// edit by Frank - link to [info=purple loosestrife]Purple Loosestrife[/info] in the Plant Research Tool)

    I planted mine because the tag said hummingbirds love it, you'll find so do bees, so don't plant it right by the entrance to your house.
     
  5. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Are the stems square? If so it could be verbena borealis, or a wild form of it.
     



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  6. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I dont know but WOW! I love the color of the flowers and stems!
     
  7. Polly

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    The stems are square and the pictures I found of blue vervain seem to match I just don't know where it came from. Thanks for your help everyone.
     
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    Wish my weeds would look that pretty. Don't know what it is, but it's a very nice color!
     
  9. Gizmo

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    If it is a weed its a pretty one.
     

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