help identifying lovely pink flower

ladysmith(Toronto,Ont.Can)August 10, 2013

My girlfriend's husband bought a couple of seed mats which she lay alongside her house as an experiment of sorts. She lives on top of a hill on the shores of Lake Huron. The wind tunnel along the length of the house promptly tore up the mats and blew most of it away, but she let what emerged grow. What a delight! Lots of poppies, a gaillardia, and this lovely pink specimen that I cannot find anywhere on a plant identification sight. I would love to know what it is! (So would she...)
It has a single, stalk-less leaf for each flower, which emerge along the stem in a long, almost-alternate whorl. Everything is in sets of four...four "petals", four long stamens, four short stamens... There is a fine hairyness to the stems and buds (which are deep green with veins in red...the red spreads over the base of the bud as it matures towards opening.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nonmember_gw

Clarkia unguiculata

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 5:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ID needed - tall, yellow button flowers
These are currently in bloom, wondering what it is?...
SnailLover
Which of these native grasses/oats/sedges will spread via roots?
Hi, For the benefit of creating a useful list... Which...
njbiology
Callery Pear Forests
Today I had a shock. We were driving through the way...
texasranger2
Buttonbush: sun or shade?
I have a question about a plant I received for free...
crabbygardener
Arum italicum - how to eradicate
I've just learned how invasive this plant can be. I'm...
shelley_r
Sponsored Products
Beckett Rug 5' x 8' - VILLA BLUE
$839.00 | Horchow
Floral Ivory/ Green Outdoor Area Rug (3'10 x 5'6)
Overstock.com
Armen Living NOHO Tufted Satin Arm Chair - Silver - LC10061SIL
$926.00 | Hayneedle
Glowpetal Table Lamp in White
$49.00 | LexMod
Indium Linear Suspension by Access Lighting
$310.00 | Lumens
Cornwall Multicolor 80 x 15-Inch Tailored Valance
$19.95 | Bellacor
Avalon Pendant
Lightology
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Momeni Rugs Caprice Collection Sky 4 ft.
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™