Flower Identification Test


Pop quiz!

Identify this flower!
And this one!
To be honest, I have no idea what they are. I want to dehydrate some of the petals to put in soaps, but I have no idea what to call the soap because I don’t know what the flowers are! Help!

If you’re the first person to correctly identify both flowers, I’ll send you a bar of soap!


  1. MrsB says:

    Sure looks like a type of cliome to me.

  2. CritterKids says:

    Phlox, comes in a variety of colors, often found along the road.

  3. PatSky says:

    I think it may be summer Phlox.

  4. AmyI says:

    Wild Phlox. CritterKids is right

  5. connilu says:

    Phlox is right. I have some and love them. They are in a patch by my front porch and have been there for years….don’t even remember planting them but I must have. We had some in our yard when I was a kid…my mom called them Sweet William. They aren’t that but I think are “related”. We kids would pull out some of the little flowerettes and suck on the end….very sweet. You can do the same with sweet clover. Some of the joys and discoveries of growing up on the farm. Love reading all your blogs, Suzanne. Keep on keepin’ on :happyflower:

  6. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    PHlox, of course. A true southern flower and I love them. A great perennial.

  7. holstein woman says:

    I didn’t remember the name but I do remember ducking the juice out after pulling the blooms off. One thing about your posts Suzanne, they bring back memories from my childhood. There are lots of them here in Oregon about every summer. Funny how you can watch the different flowers take their turn to keep the landscape beautiful. God had such a wonderful way of making out land pretty.

  8. Minna says:

    My mom has white, pink, violet and red Phlox, but not the wild variety. She also has what here in Finland or at least in North Karelia is called “soap flower”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saponaria_officinalis

  9. PV Grammy says:

    I can see I’m not the first one to reply, but I also believe it is phlox.

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