Milkweed Plant or Not?

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    Gayle
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    The leaves look like Milkweed but the blooms I’m not so sure of.  I have no idea where it came from.  It is growing right up against a 4 o’clock & I didn’t plant those two like that.   Sometimes I have things show up a year or two after I plant them.  Might be the case here.



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    hopscotch
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    At first, I thought it was impatiens, but could it be nicotiana?


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    Sandy K.
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    Looks like Phlox to me but its not milkweed thats for sure .

    SandyK.


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    Gayle
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    No, not nicotania.  My first thought was a misplaced coral nymph Salvia but leaves are totally different from that.  The look just like the leaves on my existing milkweed.


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    Gayle
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    The blooms do look a little like phlox.  Don’t have any that color & none in that area at all.


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    Raising_4_Birders
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    My first thought was phlox too Sandy. Maybe Snow will know. It’s pretty!


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    hopscotch
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    It looks like Phlox to me, too, now that that’s mentioned.


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    bwatcher
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    I have lots of phlox and that was my first thought. Never saw a milkweed like that, but all I see are the road ditch kind.


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    Stelios
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    Gayle, that is not milkweed.  It is a wild phlox.  I have a few of them that I’m trying to domesticate…for a better word…lol


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    growingranny_va_z7
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    It does look like phlox to me. My original white one has moved to several other places and this is the first time in years that one was white. Birds have a way of planting the seeds in strange places.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    It looks just like my phlox….and not the wild ones….the hardy ones….aka Garden Phlox.

    When people talk about wild phlox, there are numerous plants labeled with that name.  Some call Dames Rockets, wild phlox.  Others refer to Sweet William as wild phlox and many call the one mystery plant of Melissa a wild phlox.

    Gayle….google woodland phlox and see if it may be a match.  Charlene


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    Gayle
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    I agree. I think it is Garden Phlox.  Now where in the heck did it come from.  I have none that color & have Never grown any in that area,never even thought of growing any in that area.

    Not Woodland Phlox Charlene,I have that.  Looks a lot different.

    Thanks everybody for your responses


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