In The Garden: Myster Plant Need Help Identifying

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by serene0181, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. serene0181

    serene0181 Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    I found this plant in a wooded area in Virginia.
    It has four petals when they open.
    The stem has very small, but not sharp, spikes.
    The leaves are fuzzy.
    There were two color varieties of this plant, the purple/fuchsia/pink seen on this on and a more light purple.
    The plants spread by sending runners out.

    Any help and insight provided would be really appreciated since I can't find anything in my guide books or online. I'm dying to know if it's a weed or a native.

    Thanks!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    4,399
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
  3. wrygrass2

    wrygrass2 Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, WA, USA
    Welcome to the Forum Serene181. I agree with Lunaria. Reseeds pretty easily here in Spokane, so can be a bit weedy, but are easy to pull. I let some grow in my yard because of the colorful flowers and the seeds add some interest to the garden. My Mother used to call it 'Penny' plant, but I see with inflation it is now called 'Silver Dollar' plant by some. :)
     

Share This Page