Mar. 21, 2020

kiss-me-quick, Portulaca pilosa

Kiss it quick before it fades! These little blossoms each last but a few hours. These are low plants, often forming mats, and often near shores. It is another invasive, but believed to have started here and spread around the world, mostly in the tropics. The flowers are about a half inch across. It has been found in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, HI, KS, LA, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OK, SC, TN, and TX. Polk Co FL, 3/18/16. Purslane family, Portulacaceae.