In my last post I posted pictures of quite a few wild Flowers I had trouble identifying.
A week after that post, I asked Jenny Seawright of Irish Wildflowers.
I asked mainly because my readers and I kept wondering about the pink flower; was it a Mallow or a Geranium? Things like this can drive me crazy. (not much needed to do this, as you can see.)
The next day I was going into respite, so it was obviously the right moment to let my mind go a little. And it was here, that I found a lavatera in full bloom. And there, in the garden of respite and the rehabcare centre, did I see one of the suggested options, a Lavatera. And so, have a look for yourself.
Known specie as Lavatera or Mallow:
this photo shows the unmistakable way in which Lavatera grows and shows off its beautiful flowers.
It was Liz, who hit the nail on the head with suggesting it was a Geranium, but not sure which one. It was a Crane'sbill, Liz.
It turns out to be the Druce's Cranebill. Geranium x oxonianum (G. endressii x G. versicolor)
Other Garden escaped (like the 'Druce') which Jenny was able to identify were the Chilean Iris, Llibertia furmosa.
Perennial Cornflower, Centaurea montana member of the Knapweed family.