Name These Plants?

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I collected some cuttings near the river and they spread wildly, but I love it! The red bloom in fall is fabulous like a tiny bead on a spike and the blue bloom also is another spreading plant I got for water control. But, I have to trim it back all the time, It DOES take over!
This is in Western North Carolina!
name these plants, flowers, gardening, Red Pink Bloom in Fall grows in a lot of water
Red Pink Bloom in Fall grows in a lot of water
name these plants, flowers, gardening, Small beaded Red Pink Bloom in fall grows in a lot of water
Small beaded Red Pink Bloom in fall, grows in a lot of water
name these plants, flowers, gardening, Tiny blue flowers that spread easily they take over but pretty likes water
Tiny blue flowers that spread easily, they take over but pretty, likes water
name these plants, flowers, gardening, blue wild flowers spreads fast likes water you can see i background also
blue wild flowers spreads fast, likes water, you can see i background also
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  • Vickie Lanham Vickie Lanham on Sep 01, 2013
    The blue one is called a tradescantia (spiderwort

  • Mary B Mary B on Sep 01, 2013
    I think this is called Obedient Plant. I have a very pale version. They are long lasting in flower arrangements. The only reason NOT to like this plant is that when they bloom....it means summer is coming to an end!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 02, 2013
    I think Rhonda has correctly identified both of these plants. The first plant is actually Polygonum pensylvanicum. While it is sometimes called knotweed, it should not be confused with Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica, which is a notorious invader.

  • Zbeth W Zbeth W on Sep 03, 2013
    I belive that Rhonda is right Smartweed or Knotweed is what the plant with the red bloom is . And Spiderwort is the plant with the blue bloom.. Both are mostly considered weeds.. and are big spreaders.. but if you like them where they are then they are flowers :) I also live in western NC and know them both all to well.

  • Karen Karen on Sep 03, 2013
    I have the obedient plants also. But they are not so obedient! They get so tall, they fall and splay all over the place. But they are in bloom now and the flower is gorgeous.

  • Phyllis Delesandro Phyllis Delesandro on Sep 03, 2013
    I agree with Rhonda on both counts!

  • Diana Kiley Diana Kiley on Sep 03, 2013
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commelina_communis The blue flower I believe is the day flower, not spiderwort. They are very similar, but the day flower only has 2 petals. The spiderwort has 3.

  • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz on Sep 03, 2013
    Thanks for asking this question, I too have the little blue blooms in my yard. Got one from moms yard years ago. We both love them, and now know what they are. Thanks again and to Hometalk for this service.

  • Patty A Patty A on Sep 03, 2013
    careful with the knotweed,I've spent the last 10 years trying to eradicate it!

  • ByLightOfMoon ByLightOfMoon on Sep 08, 2013
    Thank you ALL so much for all of your answers! I appreciate your time and help! Smiles, Cyndi

  • ByLightOfMoon ByLightOfMoon on Sep 12, 2013
    Can you help name these too?

  • ByLightOfMoon ByLightOfMoon on Sep 12, 2013
    Opps, I have logged in as both of my names here! Thanks for everyones' answers! Smiles, Cyndi