Confusion with Plants

I need to remember to take “all of it” shots with plans. Sometimes I (finally) do! A few months back I’d shot a plant that had yet to flower and a group I belong to on Facebook thought they’d identified it but said I need to get one of those “all of it” images and it would also be helpful when it flowers. Here is the plant I finally sent them:

A month or so loater I ran across another plant that HAD flowered and thought, “Ah-hah, this is it!” And so I let them know it was a Ceanothus ground cover of some sort. They graciously accepted that, although they had identified it as something else. But then yesterday I was out and spotted another plant and it had different flowers. Here is that shot. It is a Cistus:

Today I went out to find the one that I had identified as Ceanothus. I think you can see why I might have been confused. They aren’t identical, but they are similar enough that when I’m not seeing both together I forget the color difference and leaf shape difference. I realize others might remember things better. But not I!

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