American Golden Saxifrage

This entry is part 27 of 29 in the series Wildflower Poems


Golden Saxifrage by Jennifer Schlick

Chrysosplenium americanum

The so-called water carpet
forms a creeping mat
over soggy, springy ground,
its flowers so tiny & indistinct
as almost to escape notice,
lacking petals, greenish
except for the red dots
of anthers & the brown
verge of its own
miniscule wetland:
sweet pool for some
lucky gnat.

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