Unknown Wildflower Near Hiawassee, GA

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Date Photo Taken: 06/01/2013
Location: North Georgia Mountains Near Hiawassee
Posted By: glcaines


I found this wildflower growing on our property near Hiawassee in the North Georgia Mountains. There was only one flower and I’ve never seen another like it. I researched several books and couldn’t find it.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Sure looks like Sweet William. Compare yours with this link http://flowerwild.info/sweet-william-wildflowers/

    June 1st, 2013 at 6:07 pm
  2. Ginny Unregistered says:

    I’m guessing phlox?

    June 2nd, 2013 at 5:30 pm
  3. glcaines Registered says:

    After looking at more photos of Phlox, I’ve found that Ginny is correct. This is definitely Phlox. Thanks.

    June 3rd, 2013 at 7:44 pm
  4. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Walter help us out here. Is this one of those potato, potatto, tomato, tomatto things?

    June 4th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  5. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    looks like sweet William (dianthus barbatus) to me…
    Not even in the same family as phlox.

    June 6th, 2013 at 8:57 am
  6. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    The problem is that there is only the single picture posted.

    With additional pictures of the foliage, we might decide that it actually was phlox.

    There are a number of wild phloxes in the area, but I haven’t seen wild dianthus…

    June 6th, 2013 at 9:05 am
  7. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    I really agree with Stone and Bobby. If this isn’t Sweet William, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.


    June 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

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