They're called a variety of names, from Pink Evening Primrose, to Pink Ladies, to Pink Buttercups ... but whatever they're called, they are one of my favorite wildflowers that appear this time of year.
They grow on the sides of the interstates and highways, their delicate pastel pink blooms blowing gracefully in the wind from passing cars, and I've seen them literally growing out of cracks in concrete and asphalt.
I tried to "transplant" some several years ago, from a deserted lot in downtown Jackson, but they never looked as pretty in my flower bed as they did growing on that old vacant lot. Perhaps there's a lesson to learn from that.
I found some growing on the side of Old Highway 80 the other day, between Edwards and Bovina, Mississippi, and stopped to capture them with my camera, instead of a shovel.
They are truly beautiful little flowers and I enjoyed seeing them up close through my lens.
If you would like to see more photos of the wildflowers I saw on my drive through the country, you can click on the links below: