What is this?

I’m not sure if I planted it or if it’s a weed lol
q what is this
  10 answers
  • Lydia Weikel Cox Lydia Weikel Cox on May 12, 2018
    That is Columbine--both the pink and purple. It does well in shade/part shade, though some can take more sun, but not all day hot sun. There are many varieties of flower colors and forms, including bi-colors, and also variations in leaf shapes. I LOVE columbine! It is a perennial, (returns year after year) with self seeding and original plants returning. If there are too many plants (hard to imagine!) they are easy to pull out. I would often cut off flower stems as they faded & shriveled to extend the blooming thru much of summer, but as the HOT summer arrived, I'd let the seed pods form for plants the following year, and also would harvest some seed pods when fully dry, as friends were always wanting some.

    • Cat Cat on May 12, 2018
      Thank you! That makes sense as there are some pink, white, and purple. I did probably plant some seeds last year.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 12, 2018
    Looks like honey suckle but different color lol

  • Melissa Melissa on May 12, 2018
    They are columbine. If you don't pick off the seed pods after they are done flowering, you will have even more next year. They tend to like to grow in a semi shady location.

  • Trina Diedrichs Trina Diedrichs on May 13, 2018
    Flower looks like granny bonnets . Look them up and check it out. They are gorgeous

  • Cindy Cindy on May 13, 2018
    I say it's columbine. Lydia's answer was very complete!

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 14, 2018
    Looks like columbine. The seeds can travel. T flower color can vary from the mother plant.

  • Cat Cat on May 14, 2018
    Thanks to everyone! It is appreciated !

  • Erica Erica on May 15, 2018
    I think they are columbine

  • Joan LeVasseur Joan LeVasseur on May 15, 2018
    For sure they are Columbine and I have them popping up in the most weird places. I often take the plants that aren't where they are wanted and replant them in my garden where they flourish. Good luck with yours.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Apr 21, 2021