Flower/weed Identification

Asked May 5, 2020, 1:06 PM EDT

Can you tell me what this plant is? I'm not sure if it is a weed, or a wildflower.

Marion County Oregon

2 Responses

Thank you for contacting us to identify your plant. It is difficult to tell from photos, but I believe you have a plant that is commonly referred to as Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum).

Some people consider this plant an herb, others call it a weed. It depends on whether you like it or not, however, it is considered invasive. Here is more information about the plant:

https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/about/blog/2010/07/16/whats-the-story-of-herb-robert-at-the-arboretum/

https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Geranium+robertianum

Thank you very much for your support. I decided I most definitely wanted to get rid of them. Boy do they stink, so glad I wore gloves!