Boltonia, a perennial flower native to the Eastern United States, grows in my garden in two places.
In the August Dreams Garden border, a named variety of Boltonia, Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’ covered part of the high summer blooming border in mid-September.
In an area that I call The Shrubbery, Boltonia asteroides bloomed in mid-November where I never planted it.
Based on that, I called it a weed in my November bloom day post.
Then someone emailed me and pointed out that Boltonia isn’t a weed, it’s a perennial flower.
But this Boltonia showed up out of nowhere in a place where I didn’t plant it. Does that alone make it a weed? It appears, too, to be in its native form and doesn’t have that same airy quality that the named variety ‘Snowbank’ has. Does that just mean it is a wildflower?
Weed or wildflower? Take your pick. I choose weedy wildflower.
(Please visit Gail at Clay and Limestone for more posts for Wildflower Wednesday, which takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month.)