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Jul 23, 2017 2:50 AM CST
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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...gifted as seeds, does anyone know what it is please?

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Vincent Van Gough
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Jul 23, 2017 3:59 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
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The flowers and leaves look like some kind of periwinkle. I'm not an expert though so I don't know what variety. It looks so dainty and lovely. Smiling
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Jul 23, 2017 4:47 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Region: Australia Bookworm Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Tks Jai for your response. IF Periwinkle is the same as Vinca....I'm not sure that is one of the same. THis has soft leaf surface rather than smooth and shiny as vinca does.

I should also have mentioned it is low growing, maybe six inches (This is first sowing of mine) ... and spreads rather like petunias do.

NOte the unusual white stamens that come from the middle...
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

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Jul 23, 2017 5:20 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dang, you're right. Didn't mean to lead you astray. Dianthus stamens sometimes curl like that, but I'm not gonna speculate anymore beyond that lest I confidently tell you it's a giraffe and her name is Susan.
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Jul 23, 2017 5:20 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dang, you're right. Didn't mean to lead you astray. Dianthus stamens sometimes curl like that, but I'm not gonna speculate anymore beyond that lest I confidently tell you it's a giraffe and her name is Susan.
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Jul 23, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Cat Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Connecticut Seed Starter Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
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I think it's a Silene of some kind.
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Jul 23, 2017 10:35 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Region: Australia Bookworm Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
thanks Janine for your input; the flower does seem very similar to those I see online, though nothing exactly the same? One pink silene, DID have those same twisty-white stamens, though the petals were shaped differently.

Appreciate you for pointing me towards something that may be it.

Some more identifying features I took pics of a short while ago might help you, and anyone else.

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