Tuesday, August 03, 2010

mystery plant



It's at least 8 feet tall.
No flowers that I've seen.




The leaves are fuzzy,
shaped like you see above,
and some are almost like bowls.



The stalk is thick,
fuzzy, and
speckled.

Can anyone tell me what this is?

There is no prize.
I don't have the answer.
That's why I am asking.




3 comments:

Kathryn Grace said...

Could it be some kind of mutant hollyhock? :)

Kathryn Grace said...

Check out the leaf on this page: Walking Prescott: A Garland of Leaves. It's the fourth one down. Hollyhocks grow TALL, and their leaves can cup and curl as you describe. They can be quite prickly/fuzzy. Different varieties have slightly different leaves. If I remember correctly, they don't bloom the first year. They like hot sun and frequently grow against old sheds and along alleyways. The plant isn't gorgeous, but the blooms are wonderful in the sun. Usually kind of sticky. Not for picking. Don't last once plucked.

Tracy said...

I was thinking hollyhock too... Hollyhocks flower biannually, so that may explain why you've not seen flowers now this growing season. If left, it may show flowers next year! :o)