The weed I am referring to is not in the drug area.
We first spotted this weed about 4 years ago at a widely used cross roads. In fact, I was so excited in seeing something so pretty I asked Leon to stop the car so I could take a close look. At that time I could not recall ever seeing it growing anywhere in this area.
In a few days Leon came home with some he pulled up at that location. We planted them - and was hoping they would live.
Each year we get more and more plants...so it must like its new home.
Found out the name of it one time in thumbing through a magazine and saw a picture of it. The picture called it Wild Bergamot. Sure enough our "weed" is that. The wire you see is for the Hyacinth Bean and Cypress vines that are growing. The vines are slowly starting to grow up the sides of the wire...by end of summer most of the wire will be covered in these two vines. This is a close up of the blossom. The bumble bees really seem to enjoy the nectar of this flower.
Tip - look out for wild flowers in your area and see if they would like a home in your flower bed.