Pretty pink wildflower in Ellijay

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Date Photo Taken: May 15, 2012
Location: Ellijay, Ga
Posted By: beccaconn

Notes:

Found this growing in the backyard. Anyone know what kind of plant/flower this is?

COMMENTS

  1. jazzy Unregistered says:

    looks like crown vetch, a groundcover used to control erosion

    May 15th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks like a pink vetch. http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?t=Vetch&pid=3137

    May 15th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
  3. Joan Friedman Unregistered says:

    I have these in my yard too and consider them a weed! They are prolific and not too pretty after the short bloom time.

    May 15th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  4. beccaconn Registered says:

    After much searching last night, I think it might be Michaux’s milkvetch/Astragalus michauxii, but I know it is definitely in the vetch family. http://www4.ncsu.edu/~wahoffma/ConservationEcology/ConservationEcology.html. Thank you all! I have fallen in love with wild plants and flowers!!!

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:25 am
  5. Buck Unregistered says:

    Hey,
    I, too, like native plants and flowers, but vetch is NOT one you want. It climbs into shrubbery, chokes out other ground plants, and is the devil to get rid of. Pull it up now before it takes hold.
    Buck

    May 16th, 2012 at 10:52 am
  6. stone Unregistered says:

    Looks like a milk vetch.

    I agree with beccaconn.
    I think Astragalus michauxii too.

    Definitely not invasive…

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:47 am
  7. stone Unregistered says:

    Did some additional reading.

    Now thinking possibly Tephrosia virginiana.
    http://www.namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=1491

    May 19th, 2012 at 11:26 am
  8. beccaconn Unregistered says:

    Wow, Stone- that’s a dead ringer! I think you have it! I’ve only found one, but it sure is pretty. Thank you

    May 19th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
  9. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Attaboy Stone! Dead ringer to my peeps too.

    May 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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