Plant ID forum: unable to ID this plant

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Name: Diana
Atlanta, GA (Zone 7a)
Jul 12, 2016 5:04 PM CST
This appeared in my garden this spring. The foliage is about 3 to 4 feet high with flower stems about another foot higher. The flowers are finally emerging and open from the top down. They are a reddish purple color and about an inch in length
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Jul 13, 2016 12:07 AM CST
I'd say Sanguisorba officinalis. Lovely plant.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Jul 13, 2016 12:17 AM CST
Welcome! Diana

I agree with Sue,
Sanguisorba officinalis
Name: Diana
Atlanta, GA (Zone 7a)
Jul 13, 2016 11:25 AM CST
Thank you ladies for your help. It must be much more common in your part of the world than mine. I'd love to know how it got into my garden.

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