Plant ID forum: Anyone know what these are?

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NB
Jan 16, 2017 4:21 AM CST
I forgot to label these seedlings, does anyone know what they are? My best guess is either Saponaria Officinalis or Lychnis Viscaria. I know they are red and grow to about 30-45 cm. Any help would be appreciated
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Zencat
Jan 16, 2017 5:47 AM CST
The leaves don't look right for either of them. They look more like geraniums or something. What do the leaves smell like. That might give a hint.
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Philipwonel
Jan 16, 2017 10:00 AM CST
I dont know the fancy names. Butt #
They look like calombine to me.
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porkpal
Jan 16, 2017 10:17 AM CST
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Calif_Sue
Jan 16, 2017 10:38 AM CST

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Not columbine, leaves are different.


They do look like geranium leaves to me also. Many self-seed readily.
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kniphofia
Jan 16, 2017 11:14 AM CST
I'd go with Geraniums as well.
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greene
Jan 16, 2017 12:54 PM CST
To my old eyes they resemble the wild geraniums.
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pod
Jan 16, 2017 1:07 PM CST
Definitely not Saponaria Officinalis. It resembles an herb, perhaps Cilantro or Parsley.

I will agree with the above comment from Zencat. Rub the leaf or crush one for a fragrance. That is usually the telling clue.
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greene
Jan 16, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Interesting. I had to take a closer look.
What I can see in the image does not look like the cotyledons of either cilantro or parsley, but do look like geranium or pelargonium cotyledons.
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NB
Jan 16, 2017 2:36 PM CST
Thank you all :)
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greene
Jan 16, 2017 5:45 PM CST
May we ask what was the source of the seeds? Did you save them or buy them?
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DaisyI
Jan 16, 2017 5:50 PM CST
Wild Geraniums. The annoying weed ones. Hope you didn't get something expensive on Ebay.
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