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Thursday, June 3, 2010
While pruning the Salvia Greggii, I found this plant hiding underneath. It surprised me because It was so green and pretty. Amazing that something would survive under that overgrown plant. I thought at first this plant may be a weed, but after checking on the plant for a few days, I noticed all of a sudden the other day that it started to bloom. I took a closer look and I discovered these beautiful purple flowers opening up. I literally saw them start to open. I am not sure what this plant is, if you know let me know. Also, if you have a suggestion of a book that have a lot of common plants that I could use to identify my mystery plants, please let me know as well. Thanks.
Now I know for sure this is some type of flower bud, but what will it look like?
Then I saw these and I thought this sure looks like flower buds, but of course I have seen this to on weeds.
Great green foliage, was not sure if this was a weed or something worse.
UPDATE 06/07/10: Thanks to Linda Lehmusvirta with the Central Texas Gardener. This is a Balloon Flower or Platycodons. I also realize that my blues and purples sometimes blend together (I am color blind). The plant I have may be blue, anyway, I am glad to know what it is. Such a beautiful plant and a strong one too. I plan to look for more of these after I see what this one does in the middle of July and during the winter season.