Too comfortable at the beach…

Creeping Oxeye (Sphagneticola trilobata) appears to be a good choice of a groundcover. In Florida it has become intensely invasive as it chokes out any nearby plants. I know that that in Chicago there is a prairie native, and therefore welcome, Oxeye variety. Pretty to look at but ill advised to include in one’s garden. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
This spread of Creeping Oxeye was at a public beach entrance in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. The sandy leaf is a clue at it’s closeness to the beach. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Yet to bloom Creeping Oxeye is not exempt from a sand dusting. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Unfolding seems to be in a frozen state as the flower takes awhile to open fully. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Macro view of the Creeping Oxeye and the sand that has collected from ocean breezes. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg

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