What is this small yellow flowering plant?

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Date Photo Taken: 06/22/2011
Location: Guatemala
Posted By: megannelizaa

Notes:

I think it may be a type of weed as it grows without any help. Where I saw it was in central America nearby a creek, if that helps…

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I googled central american lawn weeds and found a possible canidate: Calyptocarpus vialis, the only species of this central American genus. It is ‘preadapted’ to be a “troublesome lawn weed” (Correll and Johnston) in that it is a perennial herb “with weak often sprawling stems” that allow the plant to avoid the mower. Texas A&M dept of Biology.
    http://www.greatstems.com/2009/10/love-it-or-leave-it-horseherb.html

    February 10th, 2014 at 11:01 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Great article about horseherb, Bobby!
    Looks like a fine solution for turf….

    February 12th, 2014 at 3:09 pm
  3. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    We do use it as a substitute for turf in shade areas where turf doesn’t grow here in Texas

    April 8th, 2014 at 12:18 am

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