Wednesday, August 30, 2023


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is a new one for me.  I have seen the plant a lot but never see it open.  This is a Venice Mallow which is also called "Flower of the Hour" due to the very short time that the flower is open.  I got lucky early one day while I watering my garden in the morning before the 110 heat hit.  It is an escaped ornamental from southern Europe.  It blooms July through September and it's seeds can remain viable for years.  I think the seed capsules are quite interesting looking as well, a couple of which can be seen.

I have also updated my Wildflowers By Color Page for White with this flower.  Don't forget these pages are available to help identify some wildflowers you may be seeing.


  1. Interesting looking blossom, too bad it only blooms for a very short period of time.