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Old 05-08-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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Does anyone know what this is? It's growing like crazy in a small flower bed. It wasn't there last year, there was just hostas there last year. Thanks in advance.Help Identifying a Plant-img_2426.jpg
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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They look like young primulas or primroses.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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They sort of look like zinnia seedlings. Did you have zinnias anywhere in your garden last year? Hard to tell at this point though.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: CA
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They kind of look like Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not family)... which are native in California.



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Old 05-08-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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They kind of look like Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not family)... which are native in California.


and very pretty!
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I thought it looked like a zinnia seedling too.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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They kind of look like Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not family)... which are native in California.


Yes, you might be right- they do look like forget-me-nots. Some types of forget-me-nots do have fuzzy stems.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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You guys are good. I've never had any of those plants anywhere in my yard, and I didn't plant anything. They are growing and spreading like crazy. Going to do yard work tomorrow and can't decide if I should pull them out or just leave them be and see what happens.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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You guys are good. I've never had any of those plants anywhere in my yard, and I didn't plant anything. They are growing and spreading like crazy. Going to do yard work tomorrow and can't decide if I should pull them out or just leave them be and see what happens.
Depends on how neat and tidy you like your garden to be. I like a wilder look, so when I see a seedling I don't recognize, I usually let it go until I see what it does.

If those plants are an annual forget-me-not - and they look like it to me - they will grow and flower quickly. Very pretty while they last, but they don't last long, around here they are done by July and dying back. At which time they are easy to pull out / hoe out. Don't worry, they will have left plenty of seed behind for next year!

I like them myself, and they never seemed to overpower other plants. Once you recognize their leaves, you can just remove them where you don't want them.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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You guys are good. I've never had any of those plants anywhere in my yard, and I didn't plant anything. They are growing and spreading like crazy. Going to do yard work tomorrow and can't decide if I should pull them out or just leave them be and see what happens.
They look like forget-me-nots to me as well. Have to go out tomorrow during daylight and check if mine have started to pop up. Those little bright blue petals look so pretty in full bloom!
Some bird (or birds) probably left you a gift last fall which is now waiting to give you pleasure

Will report back tomorrow.
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