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    Zabrina101
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    I found this flower growing all over the hills that I live on in western South Dakota, and I was wondering if someone could help me identify it.

    purple wildflower


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    CatsBirds
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    According to South Dakota wildflowers.. it is this…
    different names for the same plant…
    Virginia Plantain, Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Paleseed Indianwheat


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    Ga Girls Flowers
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    It is very pretty…..I like the name Paleseed Indianwheat as it looks like wheat ……LOL

     


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    hopscotch
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    It could also be Vervain.  We had that all over the farm in Iowa growing up.  I have seen it here and there here in Omaha, too.  The Plantain usually has a small rosette of leaves staying close to the ground.  I only saw little greenish white flower spikes on them.

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    plantdoctorzn4
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    At 1st glance, it certainly reminds me of a wild form of liatris. There is a wildflower liatris that resembles that. Check out this website:

    http://www.everwilde.com/store/Liatris-squarrosa-WildFlower-Seed.html


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    margba
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    I have heard of Indianwheat out on the prairies! Also have heard of plantain!  Very pretty!  Great pic!


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    Gayle
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    My 1st thought was Liatris also.


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