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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mystery Flower

This delicate little flower is busy spreading itself through my front flower garden. I don't know what it is. I suspect it might be a weed.

But a weed is just a plant in a place you don't want it. I like this flower and want it in my garden, so I declare it 'not a weed.'
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The blossoms only last for a short time. This is what it looks like before the blossom opens. Anyone (Mom?) have any idea what this flower might be called?

2 comments:

Ellen said...

Looks like a rose centered mallow - a variety of Hibiscus. http://www.easywildflowers.com/quality/hib.lasio.htm

Christine M said...

Ellen, it does look like that - only it's much smaller. Perhaps it's in the same family. Thanks!