Can anyone identify this flower growing in my pecan orchard?


#1




I’m unsure whether to treat it as a weed or to enjoy the beauty and let it spread. Plants are from 1 to 2.5 feet tall, if in an open area they bloom abundantly, and they are distinctly annual. I first saw a plant in 2013.


#2

Does the plant have a group of flowers at the end of the stalk like a Soapwort? Brady
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/soapwort.htm


#3

Looks like Sabatia angularis or Rose Pink. Grows wild where I’m at and I’ve noticed it blooming in the last week or so. I don’t think it’s overly aggressive,


#4

Thank you wdingus. That looks like a positive ID.