Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Milpitas, CA
Jun 15, 2020 9:20 PM CST
So my mom likes this plant.

I sprinkled wildflower seeds in my yard, and threw the bag away (in March).

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?

It's the purple one. It has many flowers. They close in direct sun. So they are open in the early morning. At they are open right now. It's 815 PM. I don't know if they are open all night. I will check and update the post.

Please and thank you!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 15, 2020 9:39 PM CST
Maybe Dame's Rocket. Can you post a photo of the leaves?
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Milpitas, CA
Jun 15, 2020 10:21 PM CST
And the flowers are still open. It's 921 PM.

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Garden Photography Plant Identifier
Jun 16, 2020 12:54 AM CST
Matthiola longipetala .....common name Night scented stocks ...cos flowers smell fab at night.
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
Jun 16, 2020 6:59 AM CST
Silversurfer said:Matthiola longipetala .....common name Night scented stocks ...cos flowers smell fab at night.

Yes! I like to plant them with Mirabilis jalapa and leave the windows open at night...
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Milpitas, CA
Jun 16, 2020 7:18 AM CST
Wow, thank you!
I think that's it!

I will smell it with my mother tonight. Do you when the scent should be strong? Is it afternoon sunset?

Good morning by the way!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Milpitas, CA
Jun 20, 2020 6:29 PM CST
I wanted to thank you for the ID. My mom and I went out that night and smelled it together. It was lovely.

Thank you for that experience.

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