"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." ~ Hanna RionI haven't planted the wildflower seed yet, so this is from last year's batch. A member of the Mallow family, this flower is a distant relative of the hibiscus, hollyhock, even cotton and comes in many varieties. My batch of seed had this deep rose pink and a pure white variety included. Five petals surrounded by five sepals; these together form the stained glass appearance of the five pointed star deep in the flower. The stamens are fused together forming a small column but retains a five point asterisk shape. I love the color, the green is so deep and bright and the modified leaves (bracts) with small spiky hairs are heart shaped. I'll plant my wildflowers this week... I wonder what will show up in the new mix.
Submission for MacroDay topic "five". (end of post)