Calendula, Pot Marigold - winter annual
A Mediterranean native that provides sure easy color from late fall through spring in mild winter areas. It will reseed itself to come back year after year. Although it does well in pots, the common name is actually derived from the plant's earlier use as a "pot herb" - a vegetable to be used in the cooking pot. It has long, narrow leaves, slightly sticky and aromatic.
On this January morning many of the flowers were beaten down by the rain from the previous night. This one caught my eye as it was one of the few to catch the morning light.