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SOLVED: Is this a weed or?

Sun City West, AZ

This little guy has been growing very slowly in my yard (Phoenix, AZ area) for a few months now. I let it go because it didn't really seem like it was a weed, but I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas? It's hard to see in the pic, but the branches are a very light green and they seem kind of fuzzy. I kind of like the look of it and depending on how big it would get, I might want to keep it - providing it is not going to spread seeds all over the neighborhood! Thanks!

Thumbnail by GeraldCc
Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Look into Sphaeralcea.
Some of them have quite showy flowers.


Sphaeralcea emoryi


My thanks to Diana

Thumbnail by JohnJebaraj
Sun City West, AZ

Wow! Thanks for the quick responses. After looking at some pictures online, I'm pretty sure you nailed it! I'm going to keep it - can't wait for the flowers! Thanks again!

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