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ID on these flowers

Posted by bramblefir Oregon (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 11, 14 at 19:46

Hi! We recently moved to a new house in western Oregon, about 30 minutes south of Eugene. In one of the planted beds there are some purple flowers with white throats. There was a flower tag partially buried in the dirt nearby that said "Lobelias". They don't have the same leaves as Lobelias though. It's been suggested that they are Violas, Johnny Jump-Ups, or wild Sweet Peas. None of those match them either.

I have also found what appears to be the same flowers (in a different color) growing wild in the woods under some Douglas Firs.

Any thoughts?

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And a picture of the flowers in the woods:

RE: ID on these flowers

They are violets, Viola species.

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RE: ID on these flowers

Can become rampant in the Oregon home garden unless there is plenty of nearby competition. Hostplant for local fritillary butterflies.

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