Plant ID forum: Another very pretty volunteer

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 17, 2015 5:54 PM CST
This one is coming up in the middle of a stand of tropical milkweed, which reseeded itself from last year. In fact, I think those are milkweed leaves visible in the photo....

I'm not sure what it is--it doesn't look familiar to me, although it looks very pretty. Just wondering if someone else might recognize it? Confused

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 17, 2015 6:37 PM CST
I don't know what it is, but you have so many intriguing plants popping up! This one is very attractive.
Porkpal
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Aug 17, 2015 7:02 PM CST
thanks--I think that's because I severely sprained my ankle last summer and was never able to get out in late summer/early fall to deadhead things... And then in the spring I planted over ground that I thought was bare, while unbeknownst to me there were little tiny seeds everywhere!! nodding

well, it's been kind of fun!! nodding
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Aug 18, 2015 12:22 AM CST
The flowers buds look like from a Digitalis, but the leaves not..
Maybe Penstemon digitalis?

Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

https://www.google.be/search?q=Penstemon+digitalis&rlz=1C1CH...
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Aug 18, 2015 5:18 AM CST
Thank You! Thanks, Bonitin--that might very well be it, as I have had foxglove in that area in the past! The leaves are from the milkweed that is flourishing in that area.
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Aug 18, 2015 2:35 PM CST
Ah, I see the mystery of the non-matching leaves is solved! Hilarious!
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 18, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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