Plant ID forum: Please identify!

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Name: Kim
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Shymaiden32
May 17, 2016 3:06 PM CST
I am new here and so not a gardener...i happened to throw out some wild flower seed last summer with no results, but this year i have flowers coming up and have no idea what they are...if you could identify these i would appreciate it...thanks!
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 17, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Hi Kim. This is commonly called Sweet William. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 17, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Agree.

Does the 2nd plant have different foliage at the base? If so, compare to Gamochaeta purpurea. There are several other species as well.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 17, 2016 3:27 PM CST
I didn't even look at the second photo *Blush* ! I think your right Tiffany. Great photography on that Link. Bookmarking it for sure. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Nora
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HemNorth
May 20, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Could the second plant be the spent blossoms of the wild Chicory plant? Did it have bright blue blossoms, lasting only a day, and usually only open in the mornings? It was all along the sides of our road in Robson.
Hope that fits. Just a guess.
Name: Kim
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Shymaiden32
May 28, 2016 5:21 PM CST
These plants all came from a box of wild flower seed that I just dumped on top of the dirt last summer before it rained. Of course right after that my lawn guy came and mowed my yard and mowed where I had sprinkled the seed, so I was shocked to see anything grow this year. I also have larkspur which of course I had to ask what it was too and tickseed. So there is your hint for the second photo, it's some kind of wildflowers. That's all I know. Lol
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purpleinopp
May 28, 2016 6:56 PM CST
Oh, new friend... if only it were that simple, that only the seeds gardeners put on the ground were those that sprout. Seeds blow around in the wind and are moved in various ways by animals. I don't say this to insist my suggestion is the name that matches your plant, but so you will know to expect a few plants to have come from seeds other than those that were in your package. Every garden has weeds to pull.

Wildflower mixes are frustrating that way because few gardeners would recognize all of the seedlings listed on one of those packages, and a few of the plants, when they finally bloom, won't be keepers. BUT, that's part of the excitement, isn't it?! Seeing the bloom and deciding if you like it or not.

Hopefully your plant is something other than my suggestion. If it is, it will soon get fuzzy at the top of the tall parts, with ripening seeds, ready to fall or float away in the wind and sprout wherever they can. If you notice increasing fuzziness, that means what you've already seen was the bloom, and the seeds have formed. If that's what you see, I would encourage you to pull it. I never see butterflies visiting these, my yard is FULLLLLLLL of them, and it's not native in the US. These plants are medium-easy to pull if you grab all of the stems and the ground isn't too dry. Pull gently but increasingly, hoping to pull up the taproot (so it can't grow back.)
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Name: Kim
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Shymaiden32
May 28, 2016 7:12 PM CST
I'm gonna say your right, and go pull it now!
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