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OAP
Jun 6, 2020 11:25 AM CST
Hello everyone,

Can anyone identify either one or both of these plants? I am not sure if the one with the pink flower is a "weed" or what. The one lower down on the ground may be "Wandering Jew," but I am not sure about that.

Thank you!


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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jun 6, 2020 11:36 AM CST
The pink looks like... Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex)
I'm sure a lot of people would consider it "weedy".

The second one does look like a type of Tradescantia... Not sure though, which one... https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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OAP
Jun 6, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Thank you, terrafirma!
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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KellyFW
Jun 6, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Depending on your conditions the Ruellia can be a weed or a nice plant. It will rapidly spread (ie. weed) if there is available moisture. I grow it in a xeriscape situation and it is a nice manageable plant that blooms 8-9 months of the year. Mine is the purple variety.
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OAP
Jun 6, 2020 2:04 PM CST
KellyFW, I actually find it an attractive plant. There was a lot of it growing in the back of the house for a few years, then the person who was responsible for watering back there did not follow through, and everything died including these plants and all of the grass. This is why last year I decided to go ahead on my own and try to build a garden. I planted that area with Inland Sea Oats, which are doing fantastically, and Frog Fruit. Then, I saw this one come back and was delighted to see it. I watered back there this morning, and I went back out to check on everything (I do this several times a day until it gets too dark to see), and I found that the little bloom had fallen off. Oh, well, the plant looks healthy otherwise, so I imagine it will bloom some more. I could have sworn it made purple flowers years ago, but perhaps I am not remembering correctly. This bloom today was definitely pink.
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Name: Kelly
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KellyFW
Jun 6, 2020 4:02 PM CST
OAP, the flowers only last one day. However, when the plant is larger it makes tons of flowers that come in right behind yesterdays. You will have more. Honeybees don't seem to be attracted to it but virtually every other pollinator is.

You are in zone 8A but what state?
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OAP
Jun 6, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Well, at least I can count on plenty of blooms then! I am in Texas.
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Hamwild
Jun 6, 2020 7:26 PM CST
I've seen hummingbirds on mine. Lovey dubby
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Bee Lover Ferns Butterflies Irises
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OAP
Jun 6, 2020 7:47 PM CST
Really? That is great!
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Hamwild
Jun 6, 2020 8:11 PM CST
*Blush*

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