Asked on Jun 27, 2015

Can anyone tell me the name of these woe flowers?

Sharon B
by Sharon B
Want to know what these wild flowers are??
q purple flowers identification, flowers, gardening
  10 answers
  • Sherrie MacDonald Sherrie MacDonald on Jun 27, 2015
    It looks like Vipers Bugloss. It is a family member of the forget- me- nots. The flowers have a projecting red stamen. They bloom from June to Septmember. I hope that helps and that I'm correct on this!

  • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Jun 27, 2015
    I thought maybe russian sage but the stems are all growing individually?

  • Heather Orchard Heather Orchard on Jun 27, 2015
    The blue one I agree is Vipers Bugloss, the yellow looks like toadflax but not sure which one

  • Cathy Cathy on Jun 27, 2015
    I thought the blue was chickory, but I could be wrong. There's a lot of it in upstate NY, where I live.

  • Jane Jane on Jun 28, 2015
    The yellow plant that resembles a snapdragon is called Toad Flax, an invasive weed. The seeds will disperse and then it will take over. Pull it and get it out of your yard! The blue flowering plant is also considered a weed.

    • Celia Celia on Jun 28, 2015
      Noxious weed it will take over, very hard to kill.......

  • Janice Barth Janice Barth on Jun 28, 2015
    The yellow is wild snapdragon or butter and eggs. It is an invasive weed. Sherrie is correct the blue is Vipers Blugloss.

  • Sharon Catania Sharon Catania on Jun 28, 2015
    They both are weeds and very invasive. They may be beautiful, buy their roots are long and they are hard to get rid of. Both toad flax. The county I live in advises to pull them immediately because they re-seed readily.

  • Judy Judy on Jun 28, 2015
    According to my book of weeds & wildflowers the yellow one is Dalmatian Toadflax & the blue one, appropriately, Blueweed.

  • Sylvia Sylvia on Jun 28, 2015
    Purple one looks like a Salvia. They also come in red. Yellow one looks like a Snap Dragon

  • Rosalie S Rosalie S on Jun 29, 2015
    The yellow one is toadflax and the blue is bugloss--I think. But whether you call them weeds or wildflowers or volunteers, the honeybees need a variety of blossoms to stay alive. Rather than pulling them all out, if you have an area where you can let them flourish, they can help to sustain our precious bee population. So if you can, leave them alone. Let them grow at least until their blossoms have faded. Our bees will thank you for it.