Friday, September 25, 2009

Mystery Flower, Still

Remember this flower from last summer?

It died at the first hard frost. Sadly, hopefully I watched its dead and brown stump in the Spring, waiting for signs of life.


But wait? Do those seedling leaves look familiar? And those? And those? And...wait. They're EVERYWHERE!

Apparently our purple friend is an ambitious self-seeder.

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I'm still not really sure what this is, but for now I'm going with Zebra mallow, a rampant self-seeder that is apparently edible! (Anyone willing to test this theory? Anyone?)


Sharrieboberry said...

Yes it does look like zebra mallow or we call it here, in Texas, French Hollyhock. Very pretty!

Aunt LoLo said...

*crickets chirping*

Get MiMi to eat it - she'll eat anything!