Unknown flowers! Leaves look somewhat like cosmos

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  1. dooley

    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    These are some unknown flowers growing in my side yard. I posted the purple one earlier before it bloomed. The leaves look somewhat like cosmos but it's not cosmos as you can see from the blooms. I may have sprinkled some wildflower seeds last fall because they are in several different places. The pink ones are in the same spot as the purple ones.
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    Now, this white one really is a wildflower because it's growing through the fence and is growing all over the place along the roads and in yards. That is the flower. When it blows away, a white fuzz is left which is the seeds. I didn't get a picture of the fuzz.
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    Hope you can see them well enough to help me. dooley
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Those purple ones look a lot like delphiniums, and the last one is a dandelion seed head. The one in the middle reminds me of a Gypsophila, but I'm not sure. There are so many varieties.

    Edit: Found a link to the annual Delphinum.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Your flower looks like Larkspur Dooley.
    The color of yours is beautiful.
    The pink ones look like Baby's Breath.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What a lovely rich, vibrant colour those delphiniums are!! :stew1:
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I think the purple one is a larkspur and I don't know about the pink one but I love it!
    Deanna
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I think the purple ones are delphiniums too Dooley don'yt know about the others.They are really pretty.
     
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    Thanks! I did see some delphiniums at the store this afternoon that looked sort of like the purple ones but with longer flower stems, not as compact. Whatever they are I think they sure are pretty. The pink ones do look like that picture Toni. The white one is not a dandelion. The white is the flower, not the seeds. I'll have to look at the library and see if I can find it's picture in a book. This is the first year I've seen them here but they were not planted by anyone around here so they must have blown in from somewhere. dooley
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Could the white one be a member of the allium family?
     

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