Tag Archives: Mystery Flower

Yarrow, for FOTD, Aug 6, 2022


Thanks to Rebecca and Rita for telling me this is a yarrow flower!  It is from my friend Patty’s garden in Wyoming. It is a very large head, similar to a cauliflower. You can judge by the size of the bee.


For Cee’s FOTD

Mexican Petunia: FOTD April 30, 2022

This plant grows like a weed along all the borders of my garden. It has been identified for me at least once, but I can’t remember what it is. If you know, you’ll score points for filling me in on it. The flower is about 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide. Several people below guessed it was a petunia and I was sure they were wrong, but turns out I’m wrong. Its popular name is “Mexican Petunia,” even though they are not closely related.

For Cee’s FOTD

Prairie Verbena, FOTD March 30, 2022

I found this small ring of flowers in a field near the malecon when I took Zoe for her first walk to see the sunset. Thanks to Cee and Sam for identifying this flower as Prairie Verbena for me!!!


For Cee’s FOTD

Unknown Wildflower: FOTD, Dec 18, 2021

Can you identify it? Photographed on the California coast north of Santa Cruz?

Identified by Andrew Blair as Erodium malacoides (Mallow-Leaved Stork’s Bill) from Malta

For Cee’s FOTD

Mystery Flower Revealed! Wild Radish Bloom: FOTD Dec 14, 2021

I snapped this photo years ago before I started blogging. I was back in Santa Cruz/Boulder Creek California for a visit and took a walk with my friend Linda Levy on the high cliffs above the ocean. Wildflowers were aplenty and I took a number of photos that I stumbled across yesterday. I have no idea what this flower is, but I can tell from a different photo where she had her hand near it that they are rather small. That was a lovely day. Glad I have these flowers to remember it by.

Janet of the Simret Blog recognized this flower as a wild radish and both Martha Kennedy and Cee agreed, as do I, so it is official. Thanks, Janet and all.

For Cee’s FOTD

New Gal on the Block: FOTD Oct 27, 2021



I’ve already forgotten the name of this newest plant in my garden, but it keeps on producing beautiful blooms. No time to look it up now, but I’ll identify it when I get home this afternoon.

Another Mystery Flower: FOTD, Oct 6, 2021

I have no idea what this little flower is. It is a bloom on a vine that covers my front wall, but it was here when I bought the house and I’ve never identified it.

And, for Sam, here is a photo of a flower from the same vine next to my fingernail. Didn’t have a penny!

For Cee’s FOTD