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Saturday, September 05, 2009

What is this

I thought perhaps it is a Hollyhock, but now I am unsure. Does anyone know what this dainty flower is?


Update: a photo of the leaves.

I should have given you a picture of the leaves in the first place Duh!
They are small, about an inch long, and the flower stem is a little over two feet tall.

9 comments:

Rosey Pollen said...

Darn it, I want to know too. I will check back and see what other intelligent gardeners come up with. I thought Gaura, but not sure.
Rosey

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I can't see the leaves, but it favors my old fashioned geranium. Called Cranesbill geranium.

Grace Peterson said...

Jennifer~~ Verbascum !! I'm growing a bunch of them.

lynn'sgarden said...

The flowers definitely look like verbascums..although the leaves threw me a bit. Oh, I just saw Grace's answer! A pretty bloom indeed! Do you remember adding them?

Darla said...

Grace is so smart with plants and flowers!!!! I love her..

Heather said...

Pretty little flower! Love how tall it looks in the leaf photo!

citydiggity said...

Very pretty. I think I've seen this in yellow... How did it come to be in your garden?

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It does look like verbascum. I had a surprise yellow one appear in my yard this summer. I love the pink of yours.

Helen said...

Yes, the flower does look like Verbascum aka mullein. I love a plant hunt, so tried to see if I could ID the species for you. But Wikipedia (not my only source, honest!) lists such a ridiculous number of them that I curtailed my search. Have a looksee:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum