Next week we have not one but two different mulberries to explore. What is their true identity? Ha! We may never know; but explore them we shall.
Today, I just could not resist sharing this unique, beautiful flower which sprang up almost over night in my little flower bed. I have not clue as to what this is, and I cannot find it growing anywhere else.
It appears to have emerged from a towering mass of white morning glories (yes, I know that they are “weeds” and I have them happily growing along with my carefully cultivated dandelions, thank you!).
You can see how it’s opened up over the last few days in these three shots. Each successive layer adds another uni-petal to the spindle of flowerets. I believe that those palmate-looking leaves are what belongs to this plant, but I am completely at a loss as to its identity.
I’ve got to get me an herbaceous identification book to compliment my tree identification books! Suggestions and theories are all welcome. Have a great weekend everyone! Hug a tree. :)
Update: Mystery solved - what we have here is cleome! Thanks Xris for your help! (For details, see the comments).