I did not plant this and it just started growing out of nowhere. The only thing i think could have happened was it was mixed in with some seeds I purchased. I am thrilled that this is growing in my flower bed, it reminds of an oriental type of plant. It continues to flower without deadheading. It is growing in partial shade, mostly in the sun and I have head to trim back a few long arms. I have saved the faded flower petals for propegation next year.If you have any idea what is I would love to know.

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I have no clue what it is, but it sure is pretty.
Very pretty! Hope somebody can ID it for you! Would love to know what the name is, so I could find some for my garden!
It kinda looks like Vetch
It is, Vetch, Barb. I just googled Crown Vetch and it looks just like your pictures, Janine. It's a perennial herb in the pea/legume family. Will have to find some of this now that I know the name!
It appears to be a common vetch. < aka a common weed which in my garden can be invasive> you may want to reconsider keeping this in your garden.You won't need the faded flower petals for propagation as petals won't propagate but if you just leave it in your garden you will most likely have all your want next year.It does pull up fairly easy though.
Thank you Rebecca for helping identify this (unique to me) looking plant. The only reason I kept the dried petals is because the seeds are actually encased in them. Yet another oddity about this plant. It definatley has been trimmed back because it does seem to have the tendacy to overtake everything, I may just relocate it.
Crown Vetch is my guess. I had that growing in one of my beds and it really will take over. The State of Il. uses it for Erosion control on highway banks.
Thank you so much for your responses. I have only been a member for a couple of days and am amazed at the wealth of knowledge and resources being shared on here.
Well, welcome to Garden Share, Janine! You'll love it here & you'll meet some of the best people there are!

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