Plant ID forum: Wildflower?

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Tewhano
Oct 25, 2017 7:16 AM CST
I am color blind (shades of reds and greens) but I believe this flower is purple. The bloom is two inches in diameter and appears to be growing wild here in the yard. They seem to like shade as all of the plants are growing under shrubs and low to the ground. I really like this plant but have not been able to identify it. I usually post here when after an exhaustive research turns up empty and have not been disappointed by the knowledge the members here possess. What plant is this?
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 25, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Sorry, no wildflowers in that pic.

I see impatiens and creeping Charlie.

Weedy in these parts... If there's moisture.
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porkpal
Oct 25, 2017 8:52 AM CST
The blooming one is the Impatiens - not considered a weed here.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Oct 25, 2017 9:52 AM CST
Looks like Impatiens walleriana:
Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)

And Glechoma hederacea:
Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)
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North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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Tewhano
Oct 25, 2017 10:07 AM CST
While I was researching this plant I came upon several photos that looked like my plant but discounted them because the pictures of the entire plant was taller and thicker and my plants were closer to the ground, wider apart and appear to grow by the roots sprouting a new plant further away. This made me think it was a wildflower. Now that you identified it as an Impatiens Plant and I search for that I can clearly see that this is what my plants are. Thanks.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 25, 2017 11:50 AM CST
porkpal said: Impatiens - not considered a weed here.


Doesn't it come up from seeds that scatter all over the entire shade garden?

Called "touch me not" because the seeds explode when you do.

I brought native jewelweed to a client here.... And it behaved very well, staying in the small area where the goldfish pond overflowed...

The non native impatiens is all over her shade garden, in spite of my efforts to control it...

Sadly she pulled out all the jewelweed, while keeping the invasive....

Just no getting along with some people.....
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purpleinopp
Oct 25, 2017 1:53 PM CST
There are a lot more than 2 species of Impatiens.
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