Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – May 2011

I've added a few more photos. Maybe that will help. Click on the picture for a larger view.


My bloom day post consists of one plant this month.

I hope someone can help me identify this pretty little 6 to 8” plant. One of my friends called it a weed. Another called it a wildflower. It has been around my garden for a few years. It self sows but is easy to pull out. It brings a pretty spring softness to the shady garden. The leaves blush redish in late summer.

If you can identify this plant, please leave the answer in a comment. I would love to know its name.

Single plant.

Carol at May Dreams Garden
proves “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence. Go over to her delightful blog to see what’s blooming around the country and around the world. We all thank you Carol for hosting this event on the 15th of each month.


greggo said...

The blooms look like a cranesbill, but the leaves do not. Maybe a closeup of the leaves and stems would help. Tried taking it to a good nursery or extension agent.

Matti at Far Out Flora said...

I found some of these in Golden Gate Park thinking they were really cool. However, they have already been pulled out to make room for some other plants and I cant remember the name of them. Matti

Kelly (The Sorry Gardener) said...

If it smells bad (harsh, bitter) when you touch the leaves, it's probably the weed Stinky Bob (Geranium Robertianum). There is another (non-weed) pink flowering cranesbill that it might be. I can't quite tell from the photos. All that really matters is that you like it.

Marie said...

Thanks for your comments. There is no odor that I can smell. I've added 3 close-up pictures. It is still a mystery.

Anonymous said...

it may be some kind of geranium...i have a similar looking plant in my rock garden with more fushia colored blooms.

Marie said...

That seems to be the general consenses. It self-sows every year and fills the shady area under the lilac.

Anonymous said...

it's an erodium and it's extremely invasive.