Feb. 16, 2020

caesarweed, Urena lobata

Of all the bad images in my collection, this is probably the opportunity I would most like to have back. With those little jewels of water near the center, a really sharp image would have been so good. But I had just spent a long time shooting an eagle, and I rushed to get in as many flowers as I could in the time left. This kind of looks like a hibiscus, but is not much more than a half inch across. Caesarweed probably started somewhere in the Old World tropics, and is now common throughout the warmest parts of the world. With us, it has been seen in AL, FL, HI, LA, SC, and TN. Polk Co FL, 10/21/15.