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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 01 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Hiawassee

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    glcaines

Notes:

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.

Comments

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    I really agree with Stone and Bobby. If this isn’t Sweet William, then I’m a monkey’s uncle. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9035229

    June 8th, 2013 at 11:23pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Edit: 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 9:36am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

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

    June 6th, 2013 at 8:12am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pink_Sweet_William_flowers.jpg Walter help us out here. Is this one of those potato, potatto, tomato, tomatto things?

    June 4th, 2013 at 3:16pm

  • 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 7:40pm

  • Ginny Unregistered says:

    I’m guessing phlox?

    June 2nd, 2013 at 5:13pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

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

    June 1st, 2013 at 6:29pm

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