Ten wild flowers in our backyard

They sprout without being planted. They thrive without any special care or attention. A couple of rainy days, and the wild flowers in our backyard are quick to pop up to be seen. If we let them.

Here are ten wild flowers, identfied (hopefully correctly). Pictures taken in Richmond Town, Bangalore, May/Dec 2014.

Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata)
Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata)

Common Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
Common Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
Turnip weed (Rapistrum rugosum)
Turnip weed (Rapistrum rugosum)
Small yellow flowers 1
Straggler Daisy (Calyptocarpus vialis)
Small yellow flowers 2
Cinderella weed (Synedrella nodiflora)
Gallant soldier (Galinsoga parviflora)
Gallant soldier (Galinsoga parviflora)
Touch me not (Mimosa pudica)
Touch me not (Mimosa pudica)
Daabh (Desmostachya bipinnata)
Daabh (Desmostachya bipinnata)
White flowers and purple leaves
Joy weed, Joseph’s coat, Calico plant (Alternanthera dentata)
Pea family
Scorpion Tick Trefoil (Desmodium scorpiurus)

Thanks to the Indian Flora Facebook group for help in identifying some of the plants.

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