Plant ID forum: Growing in my wildflower bed

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Mccallum
Apr 27, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Weed or part of the mix?
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Horntoad
Apr 27, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Looks like Ranunculus to me.
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 5:36 PM CST
Geranium ?
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terrafirma
Apr 27, 2016 5:39 PM CST
My first thought was a Geranium also.

Mccallum
Apr 27, 2016 5:48 PM CST
Thanks everyone, if you need anymore info to help with identification let me know. Smiling
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 5:53 PM CST
If you can tell us where you are we can possibly narrow it down to a species.

Are there any Geraniums growing nearby? It could have set seed from someone else's plant so might be a hybrid.
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terrafirma
Apr 27, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Yes, knowing where you are, or at least in the U.S., a zone...That would be a great help...

Mccallum
Apr 27, 2016 6:07 PM CST
I'm actually in Canada, the Okanagan valley, North of Washington state. The zone is 6a. The bed is old and was unattended for a few years before I moved to this rental, so I don't know much about what was grown in it, but it was a pretty serious weed pit before digging it up and cleaning it out. Ive applied two different wild flower mixes, one from West cost seeds containing, Alyssum saxatile Basket of Gold
Arabis alpina White Rockcress
Aubretia deltoidea White Rockcress
Bellis perennis English Daisy
Chrysanthemum multicaule Yellow Daisy
Chrysanthemum paludosum Creeping Daisy
Dianthus deltoides Maiden Pinks
Eschscholzia caespitosa Dwarf California Poppy
Lasthenia glabrata Goldfields
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum
Malcomia maritima Virginia Stock
Nemophila maculata Five-Spot
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue-Eyes
Phacelia campanularia California Bluebell
Sanvitalia procumbens Creeping Zinnia
Saponaria ocymoides Soapwort
Silene pendula Nodding Catchfly
Viola cornuta Johnny Jump-Up
And the other I cannot find the contents for. I have a lot of weeds that pop up because of how long it was left unattended so I'm just trying to separate the good from the bad. Thank you all for the help!
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Then it could be a cultivated plant which somebody else planted?

There's a ton of Geraniums, but if bought there's usually a few popular ones.

It could be a cultivar of Geranium macrorrhizum as there's 7 lobes.

Wait until it flowers then if you could post photos of the flowers it would help.
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Some of the leaves look like Geranium molle, look at those at the bottom of the pic. The middle lobes don't have the extra small notches at the sides like the other leaves but they are from the same plant.

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/do...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Geranium+molle&source=lnms...
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kylaluaz
Apr 27, 2016 6:24 PM CST
I'm gonna vote with Horntoad. Looks like buttercup, which is Ranunculus unless I'm mistaken.

Let it bloom and see! :)
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Horntoad
Apr 27, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Actually I'm on the fence. Rananculus was the first thing that came to mind, but it does look a lot like geranium also.
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Compare the bottom leaves in the pic like I mentioned ... it's definitely Geranium.

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/doves-foot-cranes-bill

Mccallum
Apr 27, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Seems that either way, it's something worth keeping Smiling thanks everyone!
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 27, 2016 6:48 PM CST
It looks like a geranium and probably a nice one. Keep it till it blooms. Thats quite a selection of wildflowers and we would love to see how it turns out. Smiling
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kylaluaz
Apr 27, 2016 6:49 PM CST
[quote="JRsbugs"]Compare the bottom leaves in the pic like I mentioned ... it's definitely Geranium.

]http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/doves-foot-cranes-bill[...

Yep, okay, changing my vote. (Also the stems' color and pattern looks like Cranesbill too.)

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