Pardon my ignorance 2

There may be a lot of these posts, I am a very ignorant man. Curious anyway.

Okay we are off to a late start. That is partly down to my exuberance in celebrating the  Fourth of July (which reminds me… Bastille Day?… July 14, good we haven’t missed it.) It is partly down to me running into a few wildflowers yesterday that I wasn’t sure about. You can help.

So I was on my way to the American whiskey shop and I had to cross this field and there were a few wildflowers that I didn’t know. I will ask you an easy one.

Unidentified WildflowerWhat’s that?

How could something this big and beautiful have escaped my attention  for so long?

Don’t close your mind to the idea of a garden escapee. If that was the case I wouldn’t stand a chance, I just don’t know gardens but I don’t think that is the case. There are  no gardens around here.

I promise that we will have a positive identification before the end of the day but I have a lot to do first. I will give you the same pictures that I will use later and if you can help I will be very grateful.

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified Wildflower

Unidentified WildflowerI haven’t forgotten that I owe you a post about Nipplewort but since identifying it we haven’t had a single decent day and I want to photograph it in the sunshine.

Thanks for looking 🙂


7 thoughts on “Pardon my ignorance 2”

    1. That would be absolutely brilliant 🙂 C’mon Mike, you don’t seriously expect me to believe that there is a big pink flower called a Marshmallow, do you? 🙂 🙂 Hmm… Perhaps the sweet was named after the flower. I will consult with Bertie Bassett and get back to you 🙂


      1. Apparently there is a big pink flower called a Rough Marsh-mallow and it looks just like this 🙂 Well done Sir 🙂 (actually I knew that “you” would know it) 🙂 Then I have another one that I will upload shortly. I will tell you all now it is not a Sherbet Dip 🙂 Thank you Mike.


      1. Well spotted Mike 🙂 It is Musk-mallow, Malva moschata and that is confirmed by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland amongst others. A sound ID. I should have checked, Althaea hirsuta has palmate leaves. Thanks for coming back to me 🙂


  1. I have many kinds of mallow on the marsh. I should have looked more closely at your images in the first place. I’m no stranger to mistakes- my blog is most likey littered with them. I’m prone to making identifications and checking that they are correct much later. Often I don’t check at all.


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