Friday, April 27, 2007

What's in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2

"By any other name..." certainly applies to the ground cover in my yard. I refer to it as moss rose, but it is also called Portulaca Grandiflora, or (at Lowe's) Purslane.

The small blooms are beautiful and delicate, open wide during the day, but close at night or on a cloudy day. Drought tolerant, it is a great selection to help hold our sandy soil in place while giving a splash of color

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