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Old Monday 26th August 2019, 18:59   #1
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This looks like yarrow but my book doesn't show a pink form.
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Old Monday 26th August 2019, 19:22   #2
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It is indeed Yarrow. It is rarely this pink, but I've seen ones like this as well.
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I've seen quite a few like this over the years, but not common.
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 20:36   #4
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Probably an escaped garden cultivar
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Old Wednesday 28th August 2019, 04:09   #5
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Probably an escaped garden cultivar
These are a regularly occurring form in the wild. More likely these have in the past been selected for garden cultivars!
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These are a regularly occurring form in the wild. More likely these have in the past been selected for garden cultivars!
That intensely pink? I'd suspect any this pink have at least some cultivated selection in their ancestry.

Available in a wide mix of colours as a garden plant now, as e.g. here.
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That intensely pink? I'd suspect any this pink have at least some cultivated selection in their ancestry.

Available in a wide mix of colours as a garden plant now, as e.g. here.
Yes, I'm pretty sure this is just natural variation.
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Yes, I'm pretty sure this is just natural variation.
I'd only be willing to say that if (a) it was found in an area sufficiently remote from habitation to be well outside 2-3 generations of pollination and seed dispersal of selected cultivars, or (b) supported by 19th century or earlier herbarium specimens or descriptions
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It's definitely a natural variation.
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It's definitely a natural variation.
On what grounds?
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I found the specimen in a wilflower meadow. I'm pretty sure that it was sown from specially bought wildflower seed. But the odd 'escape' does occur from time to time. I'm pretty sure that the buddleia wasn't intended to grow there, for example.
Most of the yarrow is white.
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