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dwarf-lake-iris-lacustrisdame's rocket flower invasive

8 Responses to Purple

  1. Laurie Mecum says:

    What is the name of the purple wildflower pictured on the top right, which marks the category “purple”? I didn’t find it down below. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Laurie,

      Wow, what an oversight on my part. I can’t seem to pull up the original on my computer either for a closer inspection. But it seems to be summer phlox (Phlox paniculata). Found some?


  2. Sally says:

    I found some of the purple flowers (phlox paniculata?) in my garden. I didn’t plant it, don’t know what it is for sure, or how I got it. What a nice surprise! It’s the only thing in my garden that’s growing 🙂

    • admin says:

      A gift from random nature? Cool, eh?

    • Cassie says:

      Hi Sally,

      I stumbled across this as I’m doing some research trying to identify some of my own plants. I noticed that you posted in June and that is the time that Dame’s Rocket, an invasive species, is in bloom. This particular invasive is VERY similar to the native phlox that we love and adore. A good way to differentiate the two is that Dame’s Rocket only has four petals while phlox spp. have five petals.

      Hope they’re really phlox and not an invasive!!

  3. Jessi says:

    Hi! Thank you for the information on Dame’s Rocket…I’m just sad that its invasive to WI. They’re so beautiful and smell amazing. But I guess I will not be planting them in my garden.

    • admin says:

      Yeah, it’s always a bummer when something beautiful happens to be invasive. Maybe go for some Phlox as an alternative. Also lovely and similar.

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