I don’t remember planting this!

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does anyone know what this is? It’s coming up all through my beds. It’s about 6 inches tall.
q i don t remember planting this
q i don t remember planting this
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 11, 2018
    The leaves look like phlox
  • Pat pickens Pat pickens on May 11, 2018
    Could be. Phlox self-seeds like crazy. Look up a picture of phlox and try to remember if your neighbors have 30" pink flowers in summer. Then you can decide to pull it or transplant it where you want it.

  • 512181 512181 on May 12, 2018
    And sometimes, if you don't know what a plant is, just let it flower and see what it is. If you discover the plants are weeds, pull them all up before they go to seed!
  • Oor14707447 Oor14707447 on May 12, 2018
    We have some she liked ground coverings. It has flowers in spring the lizards like it. Stays green.
  • Gad9879047 Gad9879047 on May 12, 2018
    I don't know what it is, but I love it! Wish I could get a start!!!
  • Gan11809821 Gan11809821 on May 12, 2018
    To me it looks like gooseneck loosestrife. It gets a beautiful white flower that resembles a goose's head. I use them in bouquets however the plant is very invasive. They spread on an underground vine and will invade a bed in no time. I rip them out by the handfuls and they're always back the following year.
  • Marilyn Weaver Marilyn Weaver on May 12, 2018
    Four o'clocks? They re-seed easily.
  • 9530106 9530106 on May 12, 2018
    They do look like four o'clocks. Def not annual phlox or loosestrife.
  • Jane Jane on May 12, 2018
    I also think that it is gooseneck loosestrife. The red edge on the leaves is typical.
  • Gooseneck loosestrife. Invasive plant but still pretty.
  • Jan Heinz Best Jan Heinz Best on May 13, 2018
    I say gooseneck loosestrife also.

  • Segail Irwin Friedman Segail Irwin Friedman on May 13, 2018


  • Kathie Kathie on May 14, 2018
    They sure look like my 4 o’clocks...
  • Lynn Hatfield Lynn Hatfield on May 14, 2018
    I have them on my hill in the back of the house. I have heard they are called swans heads. very pretty but will spread.
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