Mystery Flower: FOTD July 8, 2021

 


This flower grows on a very very long stalk outside my niece’s kitchen window. Does anyone know what it is?  Since I know Janet will ask to see more of the plant, here are other shots. The stalks are 5 or 6 feet high:

 

For Cee’s FOTD

14 thoughts on “Mystery Flower: FOTD July 8, 2021

  1. Marion Couvillion

    It looks like “Great Mullein” Verbascum thapsus, but those leaves shown do not belong to that flower spike… Ha~!

    On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 10:05 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” This This flower grows on a very very long stalk > outside my niece’s kitchen window. Does anyone know what it is? Since I > know Janet will ask to see more of the plant, here are other shots. The > stalks are 5 or 6 feet high: ” >

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      You are right about the plant, I think, but these are the leaves on it. Perhaps you are talking about the vine that is running up beside it. If so, you are correct.

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  2. judyreeveswriter

    I love my plant identifier app. It tells me this is a Common mullein…commonly known as Beggar’s blanket, Aaron’s rod, Jupiter’s staff. While I like the scientific names (verbascum) the common names are so much fun, and can be whimsically descriptive.

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  3. Lou Carreras

    I was told once that in early times in New England it was called the diaper plant because the leaves were used on babies. Neither my wife or I would have tried this. I’m merely relating what I heard.

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