identifying this purple flower
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  1. #1
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    Default identifying this purple flower

    Hi Everyone,
    This plant is a volunteer in my garden and I am hoping someone can tell me what it is - thanks in advance!
    It's 5 feet tall and I'll try to post a photo.20180701_084942[1].jpg

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    My cousin has that stuff growing all over her yard, bees love it. No clue what it is but I'm interested also.
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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    Maybe a delphinium?

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    That is one of the Bellflowers. Possibly Campanula latifolia. My grandmother used to grow it in her Michigan garden. I brought some down here to VA.

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    Thank you - I'm gojng to look them up!

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    Bellflowers.
    Grow in my ditch.
    Bees don't care (there is bigger fish to fry - sweet clovers and thistles all over).
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    Bellflowers.
    Grow in my ditch.
    Bees don't care (there is bigger fish to fry - sweet clovers and thistles all over).
    I've barely seen our bees this year in our yard even on clover - we had a bonanza of blooming trees near us for a while but right now I have no idea where they are off to!

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    The bees are where ever the "biggest bang for the buck" at the moment.
    Regarding my own backyard, I gave up on them long ago.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: identifying this purple flower

    I would love to have one in my garden

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