What kind of flower is this?

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  1. Nicole0426

    Nicole0426 Active Member

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    Hello,

    Can you help ID this plant for me? I bought an Astilbe plant at a nursery a couple of weeks ago and this little guy was growing in the pot as well. So I removed it and started it in it's own pot. The flowers are really tiny. It gets mostly full sun except for late afternoon and it's doing much better than when I had it in the shade. I also noticed the blooms close in the evening.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like an Epilobium
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I wonder if that is the same as this that I walked past one day, and is it Epilobium ciliatum, fringed willowherb or American willowherb? I don't see any bristly hairs though. I see on the Epilobium – awkward botany page that they number in the dozens and they hybridize frequently, so maybe it's not possible to say. I don't know that site, but it was an interesting read.
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