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What is this plant please

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 This has appeared in the past few weeks in my garden. Facing south, in clay soil. It has woody stems that snap very easily, unfortunately. The flowers have 4 petals and 4 stamens. I have a slightly better photo of a flower but I thought it might be more easily identifiable from the unusual bud shape.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,854

    That's a godetia but might now be called clarkia. A good old annual, my mum used to grow thoseimage

  • Thank you so much. I've had a quick look on google images and yes, it definitely looks like that. Unfortunately it seems that all its stems have snapped at ground level and I don't think it will grow back. I cannot see any trace of it left. What a shame! I see it can be grown from seed and I will definitely try.

    thank you again.

    Martine 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,854

    Hi Martine, yes it's easy from seed. Very reliableimage

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