Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ground Zero - tiny flowers

Early morning I spotted purplish tiny tiny flowers dotting the ground, competing with the carpet grass. Here ae the handheld shots.

Make their presence felt among the carpet grass...
Two raised bars or 'tongue' of Ruellia repens ( ACANTHACEA)Then not far away another smaller flower...

Frontal view above and top down look below.

It was tiny flower of Lindernia crustacea (SCROPHULANRIACEAE)
with a yellow spot on the lower lip.
20-cent coin vs a branch of the flower/bud and the small serrated leaf.

This one is common - typically found under shades of trees. Flipped the leaf over and you will find the contrasting reddish purple color..

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