One more question…

One more question…

Thank you peregrinekt They are Rose Campions! I inherited this from my mother. she has them growing all over her yard. She has always called them Dusty Millers. These can't be Dusty Millers. I do know that they are a Biennial. The first year they grow a tuft of soft fuzzy "dogears" if you will. They dont get tall at all. The second year, 18" stalks of intense fuschia colored, impatien shaped flowers appear from the tufts on the ground. Each flower is 2" across max. Each flower makes a small woody podlike cup that holds seeds that resemble poppy seeds. I started collecting them this year so I can share them with the back yard too. What is this? Other than being pretty, does it serve any practical purpose I may be unaware of? I don't have pics of the flower itself because they are done blooming for the season here on L.I. But here's the foliage: Each leaf is about 3" across and 4-5" long. and fuzzy fuzzy soft.
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Tomato seedlings

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watermelon question

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Digging the Learning Curve: Evolution

Nothing to guess about this time!

Nothing to guess about this time!

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Containers without flowers

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My Hut