(Carole) Cleveland, TX(Zone 9a)

and they look SO familiar... can't find them in any pics from last year's garden either.

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Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Look a bit like Mexican Petunia, Brittoniana

(Carole) Cleveland, TX(Zone 9a)

hmmm they kinda do, don't they?
driving me crazy I can't remember what I put there....

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

could be that, and could be you didn't put it there, haha

(Carole) Cleveland, TX(Zone 9a)

LOL I have some crafty little squirrel "planting buddies" that like to rearrange my garden and play games with me.
no telling... but there are several planted in an almost zigzag row... seems unlikely even they could do that hahahaha

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I would say Ruellia brittoniana/Ruellia tweediana Mexican Petunia/ wild petunia. I have seen it pop up 30 feet from the original planting...and the seed pods have a tendency to scatter seeds when they open.

http://butterflies.heuristron.net/plants/ruelliaBrittoniana.html

(Carole) Cleveland, TX(Zone 9a)

I've grown them before in Benbrook, but I honestly cannot recall any being there.
I guess I could have sprinkled a few seeds there and didn't remember.
if so, they should be blooming soon. i'll be sure to post a pic ;-)

we're gonna call it Ruellia and call it solved.
thanks guys for the speedy response!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

If you brought ANY soil with you from Benbrook, you could have transferred the seed.

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