Thursday, June 14, 2012

Singapore Daisy

Singapore Daisy, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia lobata

Found this plant/flower growing wildly at the beach in Negros.  I didn't know the name until recently when I saw it as a ground-cover at a riverbank park.  The park caretaker told me it's called Singapore Daisy, and it is considered a weed.  A South American native,  it is now common in the tropical and sub-tropical areas.  Singapore Daisy is deliberately planted as roadside and embankment stabilizer.  It forms dense infestations along undisturbed edges of rainforests and coastal areas.

Linking to Floral Friday Foto

A weed is but an unloved flower. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

16 comments:

Wayne said...

For a weed, it's pretty!

We have a Scotch Broom in our yard that is considered a weed in SW USA.

lotusleaf said...

It is planted here too. I didn't know the name. Thanks for the info.

A wondering star said...

A lovely yellow little useful plant! It was new for me!
Thanks for sharing

Birgitta said...

So happy and beautiful colors on your blog! I like your Singapore Daisy :)

NatureFootstep said...

don´t think I have seen this before. It looks nice.

Vores have said...

Beautiful flower viewing. Wishing you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Libby said...

Cute little weed with a fun name :)

Francisca said...

It's pretty, this Singapore Daisy, and if it's a hardy weed, I wonder why I haven't seen it before.

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's a pretty flower!

Karin M. said...

This is such a pretty little flower...
Best regards, Karin

Halcyon said...

Simple and bright. Cute flower! :)

betty-NZ said...

So petite and colorful!

Unknown said...

Very often lovely plants are invasive as well!
Very nice picture!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Beautiful shot, Miranda!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Kranky Granny said...

I have never liked the tern "Weed" I just see them as pesky plants in need of attention. This one just happens to be more lovely than some.

Mildred said...

Lovely shot!
There are so many wonderful weeds in nature! Sometimes I bring some of them and plant them in my garden! And sometimes I've got great results!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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