Hickory Squirrel with you human readers again today on our ‘Sunday off for good behavior’ in the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Here at The Squirrel Nutwork, Sundays are Mystery days. Today’s photo is one of those often overlooked plants in the neighborhood’s not-so-grassy lawn.
Give me your best guess for what this plant is!
Yes! We had a correct guess today! This is chickweed, specifically Common Chickweed, Stellaria media. The little hint that Miz Flora uses to tell is on the lower leaves.
If they have a small stem, it’s Common Chickweed. Otherwise, it might be Mouse-ear Chickweed and you need to take a closer took at the petals. Don’t make me recite those details! To this squirrel, chickweed is close enough. I mean, why would a squirrel get that close to the ground if he wasn’t digging an acorn? But Miz Flora won’t hear of anything plant-related going out on the blog mis-identified.
Have a good evening and we’ll be back with you tomorrow for another installation of the Blogging A to Z Challenge!