A friend gave me some flower seeds last fall, but didn't know the name
of the plant. They were around 4'-5' tall with pink petals. Also,
they had a fairly strong smell that got on your hands if you touched
the plant - kind of like a tomato plant. I have 2 pictures, but
they're not real good quality. Can anybody tell me the name? Thanks!
I'm not 100% sure, but I think that's somekind of Lupin, which I've never
gotten to grow good here in the high mojave desert, BUT there is a small one
that looks to have about the same leaves that grows here.
No, both pictures are of cleome. The first is of a young plant, and the second
is of mature plants with lots of seed pods. If you look closely at the second
picture you can see leaves near the bottom of the picture that are identical to
the leaves at the bottom of the plant first pictured.
Yep, definitely cleome, aka spider flower. And indeed, the photos are of
the lower part and top part of the same plant. And yes, they have a
distinctive "fragrance". Most people say, "They stink!"
Suzy in Milwaukee, WI, Zone 5
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