Wildflowers: White/Pink wild flower

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Richard E Masson, Aug 26, 2023.

  1. Richard E Masson

    Richard E Masson Active Member

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    Beautiful white/pink wildflower.
    In uncut pasture land, West of Kent, England.
    About one foot high.
    Flower and leaves in two photographs.
    Any I D please!
    This plant is widespread with white flowers but have never noticed pink/white?
     

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  2. hiking Pat

    hiking Pat Active Member

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    My guess would be - Achillea millefolium - yarrow
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto to Yarrow Achillea milefolium. The flowers are usually white in the wild, but pink variants occur, usually as garden escapes.
     
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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    I noticed pinkish Achillea milefolium in Alaska in places where there weren't many if any flower gardens.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I did say 'usually' ;-)

    Pink variants do occur naturally in the wild, but they are rare. Nice to find one in Alaska! I wonder if they might be more frequent in the N American part of the species' huge (Holarctic) range, than in Europe?
     

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