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Name: Madison
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: IL
Country: USA

Question: My mom and I go for walks out on the trails at Argonne in
Darien IL and there are a lot of tall fragrant purple flowers
everywhere. Do you know what they are? They are all over so we
assume they are native. They have very long stems and have 4 petals
and are very, very fragrant. I want to bring my pictures in for show
and tell but I need to know what they are and I have searched and
cannot find out. Can you help?
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This is the best reference I can find.

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/

Could it be the fireweed?

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/fireweedx.htm

Quaker Ladies?

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/quaker_ladies.htm

Showy Evening Primrose?

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/sh_primrosex.htm

Anyway, Happy Hunting.
In case you come across words you don't know the following URL will help you
out:
http://dictionary.reference.com/

Maybe it would be easier to look at the list of flowers and then go out in
the field and try to find one.

:) 

Mike Stewart


There are several plants with 4-petaled purple flowers. However, these may be helpful in the plant's identification: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/fireweedx.htm http://dnr.state.il.us/education/ExoticSpecies/Purpleloosestrife.htm http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/dame_rocket.htm http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/purple_rocket.htm http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/ http://weedid.aces.uiuc.edu/ http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant_Identifier.php

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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