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Can anyone identify this wild flower? It seems to be a ground cover. I would like to use it for landscaping. Being it is a native plant, it will probably do very well. I plan on planting it in a pot before the cold weather sets in and keep it in the house. I usually pick some and place it in a small vase in the house. It lasts a very long time, and will keep blooming. I would also appreciate if anyone has a web site that they can recommend that will identify plants and such. I have searched but haven't really found any that were helpful. Thank you.

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By mkymlp from NE PA

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful

I know that I have seen this plant somewhere and admired it, but I can't remember where or when. The county extension agent or Master Gardeners in your area should be able to help. When you find the answer, please post the results!

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful

Can you give us a close up of the leaf and the flower please?

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July 7, 20090 found this helpful

http://images.c … umpet%20vine.jpg

Picture is blurry but it looks like a trumpet vine.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

For ID on plants, a good place to go is www.davesgarden.com. Also, if you join the HGTV site, there are message boards there for gardeners and it is a very active message board. Just today, someone identified a flower for me. You will have to post better closeup pics though for a good ID as others have suggested.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

I found it! It is an interesting wild flower and has many different names. This is the info from one web site.

Scarlet Pimpernel... Anagallis arvensis

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Scarlet pimpernel flowers are open only when the sun shines; their habit of closing in dull weather has given the plant the name "poor man's weather-glass."

Family: Primrose (Primulaceae)

Habitat: roadsides and waste places, usually in sandy soil

Height: 2-6 inches

Flower size: 1/4 inch across

Flower color: red-orange, occasionally white or blue

Flowering time: June to September

Origin: Europe

http://www.ct-b … agallisarve.html

This is the web site that I used to identify the plant...

http://www.wildflower.org -- use tab "Explore Plants" then open "Ask Mr. Smarty Plants". You can e-mail them and they will help you identify the flower. This is a very helpful web site.

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