A Spanish daisy, Helenium amarum, made itself at home in my carport. It is a perky and pretty yellow annual daisy native to Florida. It is joined by two additional native annuals: slender three-seeded mercury, Acalypha gracilens, and partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata. Rounding out this little micro-biome are two native perennial grasses (Paspalum species). One of the grasses is visible on the left side of the Spanish daisy and just a hint of the leaves of the second grass is visible at the extreme left of the photograph.
Image and text © 2013 Rufino Osorio