Maybe I was confusing Google with too many criteria? How about, "single stalk hairless pink"? Would that work? Well, if I had been looking for a dead shrew, maybe. Or a live shrew (on a different site). Google also thought that maybe a deer, or an armadillo would match. And, of course, it gave me more yellow broom.
On examining the photo I was trying to match, I decided that red was more accurate. Trying "red" instead of pink, got me green beans and celery, assorted bugs, dogs, a map of Eastern Canada, and the Colosseum in Rome. And after a few dozen yellow, white, blue, and pink flowers, a few red ones, on leafy or hairy stems.
I give up.
We saw this plant in the grass at the edge of Centennial Beach. Does anyone out there know what it is?
|Blade-like basal leaves (yes, I Googled this, too), round hairless stems, about a foot tall.|
|And one red or deep pink flower per stalk.|