Plant ID forum: Plant ID

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Jun 6, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Given the state of my yard, I'm sure it's a weed, but want to be sure before I pull it. Don't laugh, I'm definitely 'green' when it comes to plants. Anyone got any clues on this one? (The one with the strange leaves)

Also, this one appears to be a 'real' plant but I haven't the darndest. (The one with the white and purple flowers.)

Thanks everyone!
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Name: Gene Staver
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Jun 6, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Clover? Not, IMO a weed. Gene
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Jun 6, 2016 4:43 PM CST


First one looks like a clover, Trifolium, of some kind.
The second one is a Dianthus. Should smell real nice!
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Jun 6, 2016 4:54 PM CST
The White Clover is a valuable nitrogen fixer and forage plant, however, it can really take over lawns and gardens in favorable growing conditions
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Jun 6, 2016 5:00 PM CST
white clover, depending on your def of weed, it is a weed and it is VERY invasive. It spreads by seed and runners and even a small piece will root. It will grow up into lawn grass and choke it out. It is also a rabbit magnet.

The second is dianthus, a desirable plant. They smell nice and are not invasive. They come up every year.

Jun 6, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Wow, thank you all very much! I'll pull the clover and enjoy the dianthus!
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Jun 7, 2016 1:40 AM CST
Clovers are fabulous bee plants

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