"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What’s This?

You know how you find something growing in the garden,and you wonder what it is?


Did I plant something and forget?


Is it a weed?


I don’t remember planting something there,so should I pull it up?

…I didn’t…




what’s this?




the leaves….




should I be embarrassed I let a weed grow?


Could it be pickerel weed?



Is it special?


What is it ?


No prizes given,if you identify it.

‘cuz I don’t know what it is….


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I had a weed that looks like that one. What beautiful blooms. I've never seen it before.


Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Well if it is a weed, it is a lovely one, I would have kept it too. I have a couple of plants I do not remember planting, but forgot to take pictures to post for identification. Oh well, there is always next year to do that.

Kristen said...

The plant is Alligator Flag (Thalia geniculata)

Here is some more information: http://lepcurious.blogspot.com/2009/09/alligator-flag.html



Unknown said...

Kristen-thanks so much for the ID.And it's a butterfly host,too.Now,I'm glad I didn't yank it up.

Susan said...

How lucky to have such a unique plant pop up in your garden. The flowers are beautiful. Enjoy It!

Gayle said...

Funny...I let some flowers grow this summer, too. I thought they were tiny snapdragons. Apparently, it's some weed growing in the ditches, but they did look just like little snaps and were a pretty yellow. I think your weed is very pretty.


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