Asked on May 14, 2016

Wildflowers: can anyone tell me the names of these wildflowers ?

Bonnie Bassett
by Bonnie Bassett
I live in New Hampshire :
The bluish- purple ones in the right I picked and put on the rock so they would show up better, they are small and grow profusely covering the ground. The leaves have a purple hue to them and they are only a few inches high. They are in bloom now .
q wildflowers can anyone tell me the names of these wildflowers , flowers, gardening, plant id
q wildflowers can anyone tell me the names of these wildflowers , flowers, gardening, plant id
  19 answers
  • Lamilo1562 Lamilo1562 on May 14, 2016
    It's called Toadflax and is insanely invasive. If you don't get rid of it it will spread everywhere including you lawn and is very hard to get rid of. It's a root spreader and grows like crazy.

  • Sally Sally on May 14, 2016
    looks like a form of ajuga (spelling skills poor). Makes an excellent ground cover, but will invade lawn.

  • Linda Bushnell Hefti Linda Bushnell Hefti on May 14, 2016
    In NYS, it is called creeping charlie and as the first person said, get rid of it! It is very invasive! When I lived in NYS, I fought it continually and it was always a chore as if you don't get rid of all the roots, it just rejuvenates and you're right back at it in a couple of weeks! Good luck!

  • Mary Mary on May 14, 2016
    In Minnesota it's called Creeping Charlie also. My next door neighbor has their lawn mowed by a hired guy who brought the invasion of this horrible weed to their lawn on the blades of his lawn mower. One day I looked out and saw a patch that was 25 ft. wide by 20 ft. long and it was invading under my wood fence. The home owner would not spray it, & neither would the mower guy. So I had to go and buy gallons of bleach, put it in my sprayer and spray all of it. Bleach is a lot cheaper than the weed killers. Then after it died, I had to rake like crazy, put down some fresh dirt & then grass seed. And this wasn't even my lawn!!!Every summer I still have to spray bits & pieces of it in their yard and mine. Yes, I have one of those kind of neighbors! Buy either an expensive weed killer that says it will kill Creeping Charlie, or buy some bleach. After it looks like it's dead, check it daily because those long roots will pop up somewhere else.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 14, 2016
    Ugh Creeping Charlie. Get rid of it as fast as you can

  • Bclaudio Bclaudio on May 14, 2016
    Just paid a small fortune to get this out of my yard. Spreading 20 feet from a couple of very small plugs. Its called Ajuga or creeping Charlie it chokes the grass and takes over everything

  • Claudia Claudia on May 14, 2016
    If the yellow plant has yellow juice if u Break it, it's celandine.

  • Sooz Sooz on May 14, 2016
    In my neck of the woods creeping charlie is very low to the ground with violet flowers in the spring. It is a trailing, viney , small leaved plant. Easy to pull out, but leaves a gazillion runners behind. My neighbors call the plant pictured, wild carrot. Basically because of it's carrot colored sap that's emitted when pulled out. I've been fighting it for years trying to get at the plants before they bloom. I admit I started using wee killer on it.

  • Debbie Debbie on May 14, 2016
    Is there any hope of getting rid of Creeping Charlie. My small lawn is being over-run by it! It "crept" over from my neighbor's yard and it would be impossible to pull it all by hand. Between that, and Snow-on-the-Mountain, all I do is pull weeds!

  • Vik Vik on May 14, 2016
    Yes it is ajuga and can be easily killed with a broadleaf weed killer. Apply every 30 days till it's gone.

  • Vik Vik on May 14, 2016
    The yellow one is weed too. Kill it the same way.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 14, 2016
    The purple is not ajuga. It is creeping charlie.

  • Joh5812953 Joh5812953 on May 14, 2016

  • Bonnie Bassett Bonnie Bassett on May 14, 2016
    I don't kill weeds that are growing in the woods and I don't kill weeds with weed killers in my garden I do use vinegar on weeds in my garden

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    • Bonnie Bassett Bonnie Bassett on May 28, 2016
      @JOANNE M BAGLEY Our bunnies love dandelions !

  • Bonnie Bassett Bonnie Bassett on May 14, 2016
    Thank you all for your comments I guess it is creeping Charlie

    • @Bonnie Bassett if you pick the stem and it is square it is either henbit or purple deadnettle which are cousins and very hard to tell apart. and as said it is a cool weather plant which produces tons of seeds which will emerge in cooler weather.

  • I have always called the yellow flower buttercup ever since I was a young child. The myth that goes along with this pretty flower is that if you hold the flower under your chin and your face glows yellow, then you're in love. Buttercups look stunning in a field and equally beautiful in a garden bed. I have them in my gardens and also design with them for some of my clients. A 3-4 foot mass planting behind blue, purple pansies, or pink and white pansies, makes a beautiful sight with soft and semi bold textures. Only let a few plants go to seed for next year so they will not behave like a weed the following spring. Buttercups are so easy to pull just in case you have a few too many, so no worries. I will post soon my terraced bed of a climbing Pinkie Rose with masses of buttercups in front of it.

  • Rose H Rose H on May 15, 2016
    The purple is Creeping Charlie and it is very invasive. It will take over your yard and flower beds, killing out anything it grows over. You need to eradicate it one way or another.

  • Linda B Linda B on May 15, 2016
    The purple one is actually called henbit (lamium is the Latin name). It's a winter annual weed, meaning this year's plants -- once they die -- will not come back. But it WILL drop tons of seeds to keep itself going. If you ever have it in your lawn, by all means mow it before it can drop seeds for next year. Alternately, you can apply a pre-emergent weed killer in mid to late August, which will keep the seeds that this year's crop dropped from ever creating new plants. I couldn't really be sure from the photo, but the yellow one looks very much like Celandine Poppy (stylophorum diphyllum), which is a GREAT shade perennial.