Tiny fuchsia Wildflower

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Lizainmm, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Lizainmm

    Lizainmm Active Member

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    Does anyone know what this flower is? It grows about 5cm in height. The flower is 8mm across. Colour fuchsia. It grows everywhere in the lawn (Ottawa Valley), but seems to like the edges near a gravel driveway best. I was unaware that it had white spots, until I enlarged the attached photo.
     

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  2. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Dianthus armeria?
     
  3. Lizainmm

    Lizainmm Active Member

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    Thank you David in LA, for providing the name. I am trying to name all the wild flowers in my lawn. Twenty-five, so far.
     
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    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    Must be nice :) What else do you have?
     
  5. Lizainmm

    Lizainmm Active Member

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    We have let half the front lawn go to seed, the last few years. If anyone asks why we leave the weeds, they are corrected by our pointing out that it is, in fact, the gracious sweep of meadow.
    This is what I have discovered, so far:
    Bladder Campion Silene nivea
    Brown-eyed Susan
    Buttercup
    Chicory
    Cow vetch
    Creeping bellflower
    Daisy, Oxeye
    Dandelion
    Deptford pink Dianthus armeria
    Ditch lily
    Evening primrose
    Fuchsia
    Ground ivy Glechoma
    Harebell *
    Milkweed
    Orange hawkweed
    Queen Anne’s lace/wild carrot
    Selfheal Prunella Vulgaris
    Sow thistle
    Thistle (six feet high)
    Trillium
    Trout lily
    Wild parsnip (road allowance)
    Wild strawberry
    Yarrow
     
  6. Margaret

    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    Sounds absolutely delightful and very good for the bees etc.
    Congratulations.
    Margaret
     

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