Oct. 23, 2019

sleepy morning, Waltheria indica

Sleepy morning seems like a good choice for this later morning post. Wish I knew why they call it that. The small flowers are on shrubs that get about head high. Sleepy morning is used for treatment of a variety of problems, most often women's ailments. Waltheria is belived to be native here, but now occurs around the world in the tropics. With us it's in AL, AZ, FL, HI, and TX. EvergladesNational Park, Dade-miami Co FL, 1/25/13.