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#90817 June 5th, 2005 at 09:19 PM
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These are from seeds I collected two years ago. I was thinking cranesbill but the foliage looks more like carnation. They easily reseed and spread like wildfire. The color is more vivid than showing in the photo. Any ideas?

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Cindy, these are the seeds I sent you labelled "magenta flowers".

#90818 June 5th, 2005 at 10:04 PM
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If the flowers were blue, I'd say it was chicory. I don't know if any chicory grows with pink flowers though.

#90819 June 5th, 2005 at 10:31 PM
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No, not chicory. Chicory has more petals and the foliage is completely different. This foliage is more like mini-carnations.

#90820 June 5th, 2005 at 11:08 PM
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Cricket,
You've got what they call Pinks,
or dianthus....

#90821 June 6th, 2005 at 12:12 AM
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Weezie, thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think they are dianthus, which I have growing elsewhere.

#90822 June 6th, 2005 at 12:33 AM
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I'm pretty sure..

Here's a link to a picture.. Pinks Dianthus
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Smell it for me too,
does it have a spicey,
clove scent to it????

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#90825 June 6th, 2005 at 01:30 AM
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Weezie, they do look like the first picture you linked to but have no scent.

These are the dianthus I have growing in another container...
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and these are my mystery flowers, which are about 1/4 the size and have differet foliage...
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So what do you think? Are they dianthus?

#90826 June 6th, 2005 at 03:49 AM
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I'm stickin' with the
Dianthus deltoides /Maiden Pinks.

I know sometimes in certain
family's, ther'es tons' of different
varieties...
But I'd still go with the "Pink's" catagory.. Maiden Pink/Dianthus deltoides

When you use the term Dianthus,
You cover a large variety of kinds of flowers.

Dianthus

#90827 June 6th, 2005 at 03:59 AM
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I totally agree with Weezie... grinnnn

#90828 June 6th, 2005 at 04:05 AM
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Thanks guys! kissies Maiden pinks it is! A two-year-old mystery solved; where I lived then they were growing wild.


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