I was thrilled to recently discover what must be our native Portulaca (P. pilosa) Kiss Me Quick (Portulaca pilosa)
growing abundantly in the median strips on Pearl Street near my house. There is the remnants of a "Do Not Disturb" sign informing us that the medians were once, probably decades ago, a native plant project site. The only plants I've seen that survived is one (1) very lonely native Gaura (now botanically classified as Oenothera simulans (previously Gaura angustifolia) and a fairly extensive scattering of P. pilosa.
Despite the ancient warning sign, I did help myself to a smidgen of P. pilosa which has grown robust in a pot with a little additional TLC, and I felt compelled to rescue the native Gaura since it was mowed down about the time it bloomed a few months ago.
If anyone wants the native Portulaca, come visit and I will point you in the right direction!
There is also an abandoned field near my house, adjacent to the Winn-Dixie, with quite a few native Passionvines (P. incarnata Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)
), Tickseed Coreopsis and a fern that is growing very happily in FULL SUN
!!! I keep forgetting to take my camera along to get a photo of that miracle, but will do so soon and post the fern for I.D.