Wildflowers forum: Help identify PNW wildflowers

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Name: Tom
Nooksack, WA (Zone 8a)
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TomPNW
Aug 2, 2014 10:51 PM CST
I have sown about 20 different wildflowers types along the river behind the house this spring. Some made it but many others I haven't found including 4 varieties of milkweed, lemon balm, lemon grass, lavender and 2 varieties of bee balm. This is a recently reclaimed area from the Himalayan blackberry and they are still coming back so the battle goes on.
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But I have a couple of native wildflowers that came up and I need some help identifying. The first is a white flower with lacy foliage. In the second picture you can see the blooms turns into pentagon shaped seed pods with fuzzy dark seeds of about 3mm each. Around 10 or so to a pod.

UPDATE... I think I have identified this one as Carolina Geranium [Geranium carolinianum]
Thumb of 2014-08-03/TomPNW/b4671a Thumb of 2014-08-03/TomPNW/1106ac

The other one is a small purple flower almost grass like but not. The seeds come out of the dried bloom and are as fine as dust.

UPDATE... This might be Taper-Tip Onion (Hooker's Onion) [Allium acuminatum]
Thumb of 2014-08-03/TomPNW/a36d25 Thumb of 2014-08-03/TomPNW/559654

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone
[Last edited by TomPNW - Aug 10, 2014 2:26 PM (+)]
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Aug 6, 2014 4:16 AM CST
How beautiful.
Name: josephine
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frostweed
Aug 6, 2014 11:06 AM CST

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I am not familiar with your flowers but it appears that a few of them are Clarkia ssp. Maybe this will help. Smiling
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=1073
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Name: Tom
Nooksack, WA (Zone 8a)
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TomPNW
Aug 10, 2014 3:18 AM CST
Thanks Josephine that is correct for a couple of the photos in the upper set but I'm having trouble identifying the two in the lower sets. Both came up volunteer in the fields here in Western Washington. I've collected seeds from both and will resow them again next spring in freshly turned up soil in hopes to get them to spread more.
Name: josephine
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frostweed
Aug 10, 2014 6:23 AM CST

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I have never seen the ones in the lower pictures, but they are very pretty, do the flowers open?
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Aug 10, 2014 6:28 AM CST

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I found this and it reminds me of your flowers. Smiling
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GESA
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SongofJoy
Aug 10, 2014 6:35 AM CST
The white one looks like some type of poppy mallow. The purple one looks very familiar but I can't seem to pull it out of my memory bank right now.
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Name: Tom
Nooksack, WA (Zone 8a)
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TomPNW
Aug 10, 2014 2:31 PM CST
Edited my original post with an update on identification of two wildflowers.
Thanks for everyone's help Smiling
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 10, 2014 3:01 PM CST

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Tom, please check this link http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GECA5
Your plant looks different, although there are similarities.
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