Friday, October 23, 2009

I think this is a portulaca

Flower in the driveway crack,
I leave you there, bravely blooming;—
Weed or no, I'll stay my hand,
Little flower — so small, and yet so grand
A show of color on the pavement black,
Steadfast and unassuming.


Lynn said...

Yes, and commonly known as moss rose or sometimes rose moss.

Hector Owen said...

Thanks, Lynn. I had heard those other names, but had no referent for them. Which led to a little confusion, as this plant looks more like a succulent than like a moss.