You're no friend of mine

Well, the friend or foe mystery is, I guess, solved. The mystery plant has bloomed and it's not one I'm familiar with.



It has these insignificant maroon-colored, cup-shaped flowers and, well, that's about it.

I STILL haven't dug it out of the garden but I blame that more on running out of time to do everything this weekend than anything else. Still, I guess it's time for it to go.

By the way, I still have not been able to identify is, so if you recognize this weed/plant, I'd love to know what you think it is.

Here are the defining characteristics:

  • 4-5 feet tall
  • Toothed leaves, set opposite one another
  • Square stem
  • Insignificant maroon flowers
 That's about all I can tell you. Now, my shovel and I have a date with a few mystery plants.

6 comments :

  1. I have no idea what that is, but it is creeping me out. :)

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  2. Still a mystery to me too! Never seen anything like it. You could post it to Hometalk - there are a lot of great gardeners on there who regularly answer these types of questions.

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  3. I had two of these this year. They were on opposite sides of the house. I thought it was odd not to have more.

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  4. I think it is a Bee Plant. I found this link for wildflower identification and I scrolled down to where it indicated Flowers Pink to Rose to Red. I think this may help. Let me know if you agree - http://www.friendsofhercules.org/wildflowers.htm

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    1. Ding, ding, ding! Carol you have to be correct! The description and images are right on. Thank you so much!

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    2. You are quite welcome! Glad I could help.

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