I just dug those wild flowers from my yard. Do not know what they are, annuals or perennials. I like the flowers.
First picture is black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia). Generally it's a self-seeding annual altho' there may be a few perennial cultivars. Don't know the name of #'s2.
2nd one looks like Impatiens capensis. You might want to read up about that one. I think it may be a rampant self sower.
I agree, Kevin, that the second is Spotted Jewelweed/Orange Touch-Me-Not (to give some of its common names....). It is an annual that prefers damp places and self-seeds vigorously via exploding seed pods - hence the touch-me-not name...
Yeah, I capensis is what the shape looks like..the color is more like a brightly colored I pallida though.
I wonder if it could be some kind of hybrid ? I've never seen capensis that isn't orange..at least dull orange.
Great. I thought Black-eyed Susan is a more robust plant.
I found the capensis in the wild. Since it is an annual, I'll need to figure how to save the seeds. The plant is very tender.
I've seen the impatiens growing in the wild in boggy areas. All the plants were very large - 3 feet or over and looked beautiful in that setting. I have a feeling they are not going to look as good in a regular garden. Some plants just need to stay where they originated.
I grew multiple black-eyed susan cultivars from seed via winter sowing back in 2010 thinking they were perennials. I've since learned they aren't. Since they continue to self-seed and bloom each season in my garden beds, they behave like perennials. That says "robust" to me.
If that is indeed jewelweed, and it looks like to me, just a warning that in nature it can often be found near poison ivy - and is supposedly a treatment for it as well. So if you are planning on digging more out, just be careful where you stick your hands. :)
A friend of mine has big swaths of this growing along a streambank in the back yard. I have to agree with Kevin on this one - it looks actually rather nice in its spot, even though most consider it a weed, but I don't think I personally would move it to a garden. Besides, it seeds rather prolifically and would probably take over any bed its in.
I believe the 2nd one is jewelweed. I found some of them in our wild area with swamp rose, milkweed and many other plants. This is close to drainage stream.
I just found the flowers appealing. I'll keep them in my flower bed for a year to see how they look.