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3 Plants/Weeds?

This is a fern I got from a plant exchange last Fall. Any idea what kind!?
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This plant is rampant in my neighbors yard and popping up on my side. It had white blooms on it late last summer/fall but unfortunately I didn't get any photos.
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I have quite a few of these popping up as well
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Re: 3 Plants/Weeds?

bottom one is wild geranium. It's a wildflower, but it is kind of weedy in my yard and I end up pulling a lot of it.
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Re: 3 Plants/Weeds?

The middle one may be Saponaria.

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Re: 3 Plants/Weeds?

Thank you RBG! I'll have to keep the wild geranium in check but will let it grow in here and there.

YES, I think the second one is saponaria. The flowers look about right from the white selections I found online. Thanks so much!
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Re: 3 Plants/Weeds?

Gee, an invasive exotic that I don't have! I wasn't familiar with the saponaria, so I looked it up. It is present/introduced everywhere in the US (lower 48) and native nowhere. It is listed on the official noxious weed list in Colorado, but not where you are. So just be a bit careful with it, that it doesn't take over.

The wild geranium by contrast, is a little bit weedy, but not aggressive and it is native in the whole eastern half of the US.
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Re: 3 Plants/Weeds?

Yeah... It doesn't surprise me, it reseeded and has definitely been spreading. I just pulled a lot of it out before I mulched but it will be a forever battle since my neighbors' yard is one giant invasive. They're lucky they're so nice!
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