Thanks to Bob at Love Will Bring Us Together for identifying this flower from my friend Jackie’s garden.
I’d guess this was an exotic hibiscus, but the leaves aren’t right. Anyone know what it is?
Unassuming flower, tall invasive plant.
Every time I see you, how I rave and rant.
Little did I know when I planted two or three
that within the year, you’d be the bane of me.
You don’t respond to pulling. Pop right up again
anywhere you want to, not just where you’ve been.
Filling all my borders, invading every bed.
How I wish I’d planted another plant instead.
Sedum is more ground-hugging. Spider plant is nice.
Dusty Miller never turns into a vice.
The one who made a gift of you knew just what to do.
She put up a “For Sale” sign and moved away from you!
I must admit that although I took this photo in my own garden and that I’ve planted everything in it, that I don’t know what it is. It looks a bit like a lipstick plant, but they don’t grow in clusters like this. Ah the mysteries of nature.
I’m not sure what this tiny flower was–perhaps a chive bloom? I barely noticed it leaning over in the tall grass of my lower garden. Beautiful in macro, though.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
Thank you, Mr. Livingstone, for identifying this flower.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.