Let's play "What Weed Is This?"
September 4, 2014 4:17 PM   Subscribe

Or maybe it's not a weed.

Pictures. Close up here. Whole plant view here. Field view here. Height off the ground is about 40".

This is a park in New Canaan, CT. It's entirely possible that it's not a weed, but was planted, though I think not.

My fingers are crossed that the links work.
posted by SemiSalt to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
Looks like a type of Dianthus (carnation, or pinks).
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:25 PM on September 4, 2014

New York Ironweed. It's a native wildflower that blooms about now.
posted by Gneisskate at 4:27 PM on September 4, 2014 [2 favorites]

Yes, that's ironweed.
posted by trip and a half at 4:34 PM on September 4, 2014

By George, I think he's got it: New York Ironweed!

posted by SemiSalt at 4:35 PM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

Very good bee forage, for the record.
posted by TheTingTangTong at 6:57 PM on September 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

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