unknown plant

maylingsmomApril 27, 2014

Do any of you recognize this? I don't want to yank it up until I know what it is. Stems are smooth.

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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

To me it looks like Balsams, or Jewelweed, Touch-Me-Not (descriptive of their seed pods which explode and curl up when they are ripe). My grandfather grew them. They'd grow 24-30" high-pink, red, purple blooms. An annual, but they reseed easily. Butterflies and pollinators love them.
Heidi

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 6:41PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Please can we see the whole plant and the tops of the stems? I have to say I see no resemblance any Impatiens I am familiar with.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:27AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Is it blooming now? You can add another pic in a reply to this discussion if you are able to, seeing the top of the plant could help a lot. Looks so familiar, but am drawing a blank, trying to suggest a name.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 2:50PM
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maylingsmom

Heré's another pic. No bloom bud in sight that I can tell

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 2:46PM
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