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Again with the flowers!

This isn't really a lawn, it's a botanical garden.  These pinkish flowers have begun to appear on the lawn.  Not sure what they are yet, Google isn't much help.  It looks familiar, somehow.

EDIT:  Thanks to altivo, Google and Wikipedia, it appears to be Field Bindweed


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Jun. 14th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
It looks like morning glory.
Jun. 14th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
Eyup, I'd have to see the leaves to be sure though.
Jun. 14th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
If the flowers are large, like 3 inches across or so, it's probably an escaped domestic variety of morning glory. If they are small and growing on long twisty string-like vines, it is probably bindweed, a relative of the morning glory. If on the other hand they are on short spiny-stemmed plants with leaves sort of like tomato leaves, they are likely Jimson weed (also a relative of morning glory.) All are pretty flowers, but toxic to eat (especially the seeds.)
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
The flowers are about an inch or so across. It doesn't look much like Jimson weed, the flowers look a lot like the pictures I find on Google of bindweed.

It appears to be Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:20050807-002-bindweed.jpg

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