Answer: Without seeing the plant I can only guess that it's Cleome hasslerana. These are shrubby, branching plants topped with open, fluffy clusters of pink or white flowers with extremely long, protruding stamens; the lower leaves are divided and the upper leaves are undivided. Plants grow 4'-6' tall and 4'-5' wide. Seed capsules are slender and the plants tend to self-sow. You can collect seeds and start them in your own garden next spring. The seeds require a chilling period prior to germination so mix them together with moistened seed starting mix, seal in a plastic bag and refrigerate for two weeks. Then sow on the surface of moistened seed starting mix (indoors), or prepared soil in a garden bed. Seedlings will emerge in 10-14 days at temperatures of 70F-75F degrees.
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