Weed or Phlox?

Asked April 10, 2020, 9:32 PM EDT

I had planted a garden phlox last summer that never really took off much, and I’ve been unsure whether it would return (in Portland, OR). This is coming up exactly where the phlox was, but I’m unsure if it’s the phlox returning or a weed. It doesn’t seem to match exactly with the photos I can find of phlox starts, but it is EXACTLY where the phlox was...

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. There are 67 species of phlox, each of which has slightly different leaves. I’d suggest you leave the plant until you get flowers, then see if you can better ID it. Sorry....