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purple flower

Posted by red50 7b (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 8:19

Can anyone ID this flower?

It is growing along my driveway near the edge of woods.

Thanks, Joyce

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RE: purple flower

Purple one looks like Great Blue Lobelia

RE: purple flower

Yes, purple one is Lobelia, not sure which species would be appropriate near you.

Whitish one is mountain mint.

Both native and very popular with pollinators.

RE: purple flower

Great! Thanks,

Maybe I can save some seeds.

RE: purple flower

Great blue lobelia is a perennial; if you let it go to seed, you'll have more of it (though mine hasn't increased too much -- just enough to share with a friend).

Mountain mint is a perennial also.

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