My friend Sathya posted this on Facebook.
This reminded me of a post that I wrote here almost ten years ago.
The link will take you to the blog post but, the images there have been taken down to save space. Here is an image of the Indian Mock Strawberry flower.
This flower continues to pop up every morning now in our garden without any deliberate planting or tending. Remarkably resilient plant!
I think that Sathya will vouch for the fact that I am a joyful person as she is too!
I had written about this plant in our garden eight years ago. It just appears suddenly and one morning flowers with the stunning yellow coloured flowers every now and then. The last time I wrote about it was in September towards the tail end of our monsoons and this morning it is the middle of June, just the beginning of the monsoon.
You will see that the plant grows out of the gap between the paving stone and the boundary wall. We don’t plant anything there and this plant just keeps itself hidden and grows on its own every now and then. You can see that we have had to move a couple of flower pots to show the bottom part of the stem.
Here is another view.
Remarkably persistent plant is it not? Welcome back dear Indian Mock Strawberry.