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Countrygal92
Jul 11, 2017 11:20 AM CST
What is this purple flower
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 11, 2017 4:22 PM CST
Can you post a photo of the rest of the plant?
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Countrygal92
Jul 11, 2017 4:27 PM CST
DaisyI said:Can you post a photo of the rest of the plant?


There is no plant just grown in the grass
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greene
Jul 11, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Countrygal92 said:

There is no plant just grown in the grass


Well, yes, there is a plant - flowers do not appear without a plant.
Please reach down into the grass and find the rest of the plant. Take a photo of the entire plant so we at least have half a chance to identify this for you. Thumbs up
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Michigan
Countrygal92
Jul 11, 2017 4:40 PM CST
greene said:

I think its a weed
Well, yes, there is a plant - flowers do not appear without a plant.
Please reach down into the grass and find the rest of the plant. Take a photo of the entire plant so we at least have half a chance to identify this for you. Thumbs up
Thank you. Thank You!



Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 11, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Check this out: Dianthus deltoides
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Archivesgirl
Jul 11, 2017 4:56 PM CST
Countrygal92 said:What is this purple flower
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I'll take a stab and say that it's a wild violet weed (there are many). I had them in my grass and they were stubborn to get rid of. Gayle
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janinilulu
Jul 11, 2017 5:04 PM CST
Dianthus armeria, I think.
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Hi Countrygal92, Welcome! from me too!

It looks more like Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) to me, which is a Michigan native.


Wildflowers page with more photos of Dianthus armeria: http://uswildflowers.com/detai...


Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides) is apparently also found in Michigan but the flowers look a bit more ruffly to me:


Michigan flora page for Dianthus deltoides: http://michiganflora.net/speci...

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 11, 2017 5:36 PM CST
I agree Dianthus armeria looks like a better fit.
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Michigan
Countrygal92
Jul 11, 2017 6:21 PM CST
plantladylin said:Hi Countrygal92, Welcome! from me too!

It looks more like Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) to me, which is a Michigan native.


Wildflowers page with more photos of Dianthus armeria: http://uswildflowers.com/detai...


Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides) is apparently also found in Michigan but the flowers look a bit more ruffly to me:


Michigan flora page for Dianthus deltoides: http://michiganflora.net/speci...


YES THAT IS IT THE DEPTFORD. IT IS SO PRETTY THANK YOU!!!
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