Weeds in Bloom

At Cesar Chavez Park over time one learns to appreciate little sparks of beauty regardless of their source.  Even unwanted, despised, awful plants (“weeds”) may have flowers that brighten up the visual environment.  Here are some examples:

This is cheeseweed or little mallow (Malva parviflora).  Thanks to a chance encounter with a botanist who helped identify it.

 

The flower of Bristly Oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides)

 

This looks like Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
This is Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), abundant in the park

 

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