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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:24 am    Post subject: What is this wild flower? Reply with quote

Found this flower and have no idea what it is.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flower looks very like a mallow, but I can't make out what leaf belongs to it !
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a Dianthus. A garden escape.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first plant that springs to mind is godetia.
It is a hardy annual and will self seed in good conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Kim. Perhaps its been dropped by a bird
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly Clarkia amoena.
Used to be called Godetia.

http://rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=438


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Clarkia+amoena&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Vk6wU9m7KILdOdyAgZAG&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkia_amoena
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