Mexican Petunias: FOTD May 6, 2020

For at least 15 years, I’ve been trying to get a decent photo of this flower which grows like a weed all around the edges of my garden. This morning, I came the closest to doing so so far. The flowers are from 1 to 1.5 inches (~2.5 to 4 cm) across and come with a warning. They are so invasive that it is illegal to plant them in some states in the U.S. Wish I’d known this before planting them. Thanks to Forgottenman for finally identifying them for me.


For Cee’s FOTD, May 6, 2020

13 thoughts on “Mexican Petunias: FOTD May 6, 2020

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I think it is the color that is hard to photograph for some reason. I photograph tinier flowers with no problem..I can’t photograph morning glories either.. They never come out right.. and they are a similar color.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      They aren’t really petunias, though, Cee, and you would not believe how invasive they are. They cannot be gotten rid of and take over..They grown on high stalks.

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  1. SAM VOELKER

    I cant get a good photo either maybe because of the surrounding weeds~! There are several othertypes that I can’t photograph. I am going to try using “bracketing”, more trouble but may work. I have one tree which is rare called Anacacho Orchid Tree , for some reason the flower is so white that it blows out the photo~! You may have some down there but the only place it grows well is only in this part of Texas down to Anacacho county. The split leaves show that it is a very ancient plant~!

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