Weed vs flower

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Does anyone know if this is a perennial or just a weed? It came up in a raised bed where I have thrown numerous flower seeds. I think it is a weed but before I hit it with a weed killer, I would like your opinions. Thanks, Teresa
q weed vs flower, flowers, gardening, raised garden beds
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  • Carol Carol on Mar 25, 2013
    By any chance did you plant native Columbine? Don't use weed killer in your garden beds. It could affect your garden and you shouldn't plant for a minimum of 30 days.

  • One persons perennial is another persons weed... Dittos on the weed killer, you would be much better pulling it at the roots if it is a weed / you don't like

  • Teresa C Teresa C on Mar 25, 2013
    It is possible, it may be columbine. Thanks for reminding me not to use weed killer in my garden bed. I'll re-post if it blooms. Thanks for your comments.

  • Colleen P Colleen P on Mar 26, 2013
    looks like columbine to me as well.....good luck!

  • Julie S Julie S on Mar 26, 2013
    It could be columbine....if it never produces pink flowers on a long stalk, it is a weed! And don't spray in your garden beds, everything in there will die! Pull the weeds out, getting as much root as you can! God bless your garden!

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs Tammy@Deja Vue Designs on Mar 26, 2013
    looks like columbine to me.

  • Jayme Jayme on Mar 26, 2013
    Yes definitely a columbine not a weed. I have several of these in my garden each year. The are easy to save seeds from and then plant where you want them.

  • Mary Thorne Mary Thorne on Mar 26, 2013
    Columbine - It's possible a bird may have dropped the seeds. Happened to me. Enjoy them - free flowers!

  • Teresa C Teresa C on Mar 30, 2013
    Thanks everyone for all your responses!

  • Peg Peg on Apr 05, 2013
    It's a very happy and healthy columbine! Enjoy it as it certainly loves it's new home! Let us know what color it turns out to be. I have several varieties and enjoy finding new ones. Some reseed easily, like the purple or pale pink ones.

  • Teresa C Teresa C on Apr 17, 2013
    The home talk folks are so smart! I do have some great combines.

  • Peg Peg on Apr 22, 2013
    What a surprise and gift for you! So glad you didn't weed whack them! You can save the seeds to replant, or let them reseed. I like to cut my flowers after they're done and get a new bloom. Not a bountiful as the fist set of blooms, I add a little bloom booster fertilizer to help. Enjoy!

  • Teresa C Teresa C on May 12, 2013
    Thanks Peg!

  • Kim Morgan-James Kim Morgan-James on Jun 03, 2014
    love columbine!

  • Carolbpalmer Carolbpalmer on Oct 29, 2014
    Does columbine look like a clover? I have something that looks like this with small pink flowers in my garden.

  • Teo Teo on Dec 28, 2014
    N le numim Caldaruse,se gasesc in mai multe culori pe o tije lunga ,la noi sunt perene si avem ierni cu ger de -23de grade C.