This is a view of the Williamsberg Bridge, NY, which I lost when the NYU dorm for 700 students was built next door, due to open in the Fall
The plant is Oxalis and thrives. I have had it for many years. It's wine coloured leaf opens in the day time and closes at night. Periodically, tiny lavender flowers appear. It likes the sun and lots of water. It is a winner!
It is noted that Oxalis appears in Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, an Italian Renaissance masterwork dated 1504-1505c.
Quiz: The plant is to be seen at the foot of the painting. Michelangelo was not one for filling up a space because it was there! Does anyone know, or have a theory about it?