Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friend or Foe?

Can someone help me out and tell me if this is a weed? The foliage looks like a weed to my untrained eye, but the flower is so pretty. I can't think what I could have planted that might look like this though. Almost every unexpected plant that pops up around these parts usually turns out to be a weed.


  1. This is one of my favorite games.

    Would you believe it's like a marshmallow? :)

    This image narrows it down, but doesn't give an exact answer:
    Mystery Flower

  2. that is a mallow, and not a weed. It does look like that tough rooted weed that I am still trying to eliminate from my veg garden. ack! I don't know the names, but that is not a weed, f'sure!

  3. Thanks DC and Muum. Actually Mallow popped into my head when I saw this, but I didn't trust myself. :)

    I think I may have pulled several of these out before they flowered, thinking they were weeds. Oops.

    Now, can you tell me how the heck this got in my garden since I didn't plant any mallow? ;-)


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