The mystery continues. I found this photo of my mystery plant in flower! I had totally forgotten it had had flowers last year and I did take a photo of it. YAY! Then I went outside between cloud bursts and found that my current plant is flowering now too!
So, I posted this flowering photo on Facebook and asked all my garden buddies to try to identify it now. I mean to say, it had to be easier to find out what this plant is now that we have a flower to help.
Only thing is, the flower didn't help. It merely confused things!
One friend suggested it was a wild geranium--aka Cranesbill. Well, the leaves sure do look similar but the flowers? Not so much.
Another suggested it looked like a columbine.
The leaves again looked a little bit like it, but the flower, not at all!
Finally, I was told about the windflower and I checked it out and it did look promising at first, but...
The flowers again! And guess where this little plant comes from. Not anywhere near good old Pennsylvania, I can tell you! Columbia Windflower aka Anemone deltoidea hails from Oregon. So, really, what are the chances I got this plant from Oregon??? Okay, pretty good if you take into account our propensity for travel, but Oregon just so happens to be one of the few--I think it could be as few as fifteen-- states we have left to visit.
I've come to the conclusion that I must have "borrowed" some seeds from...whatever hybrid plant at who-knows-which garden, no doubt, and the seeds I got were not "true" so I got this oddity....a mutation if you will.
So, no, I do not think my mystery plant is a windflower, a columbine or even a wild Geranium. I suppose that means I can call it whatever I wish. Unless there are any other guesses?