Flower or Weed

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Date Photo Taken: 06/10/2014
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted By: Jamval


I’m new to the website and a novice gardener. I live in Buffalo, NY. This showed up in one of my beds this spring. The rabbits seem to like it. What is it? 5 petal flowers just started blooming the last few days – June 8 – 10th. The flowers are a little less than 1 inch in diameter, leaves are 2 to 3 inches long. The flowers are pretty, the rest of it looks like a weed.


  1. quantumwave Green Thumb says:

    Could be one of the many varieties of Dianthus.

    June 10th, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I agree with the Dianthus identification. Definitely a flower, at least to me. Anything is a weed if you don’t want it there…

    June 11th, 2014 at 9:48 am
  3. Trish Unregistered says:

    Its a wild phlox

    June 11th, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  4. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    Yes, a lovely Sweet William.

    July 12th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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