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Monday - October 05, 2009

From: Ocala, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant identifcation
Answered by: Nan Hampton


I have 3-4' high plants, spaced out thick red-greem stalks, w/slender long dark green leaves, several round "single" light lavender colored flowers 1&1/2" in circumference continuously bloom. Butterflies/Bumblebees love them. Growing throughout house borders everywhere. Can't find out what they are. Will provide picture if needed. Thank you.


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