Regular readers of this blog may recall that when I'm not sailing I sometimes do a bit of gardening and that one of my projects is what I jokingly refer to as my Native American Wildflower Border.
It might be more accurately described as my partly native mainly American sorta kinda wild looking flower and weed border. But it is what it is.
My main philosophy for this strip is that if some weed with even mildly interesting flowers grows in it then it can stay. This year a new visitor appeared. And I have no idea what it is...
It's that tall plant with the white (actually very pale pink) flowers on the right of this picture.
Here is a detail from the above picture that gives a better view of the shape of the flower.
Here is a closer view of the flower...
And here are the leaves near the base of the plant...
Here is a close-up of how it looked a few weeks ago. It's growth habit is a little like chicory, but it's definitely not chicory. The flowers have five petals and, as I have said, are pale pink.
So what is it? I have no idea.
Thanks to Baydog's sister Kate who has identified my mystery plant as Verbascum blattaria, also known as Moth Mullein. Here is a picture from the wikipedia entry for Verbascum blattaria.