Wedelia texana - Zexmenia

Wedelia texana – Zexmenia

Here we have a Zexmenia with an insect friend of some sort. This has actually been in bloom for a while, although it normally doesn’t bloom until May. Another sign of warming in the neighborhood. Fortunately today has been overcast and cool, with plenty of much needed rain. This small shrubby forb forms a small mound in the partial shade that it prefers. It also likes well drained soil. It hasn’t gotten any supplemental watering and seems to like that just fine. A member of the Aster family, it has the familiar star shape of the radial flower.