Category Archives: Leaves

This category is for listing plants for which the leaves are the useful part. Some plants have many useful parts; So this may be combined with other categories where the plants have multiple useful parts.

Sneaky Chickweed

If you read all there is on the internet about Chickweed, you could be forgiven for expecting to trip over the stuff every few minutes. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky, but apart from having a tiny patch pointed out to me in January, I’ve seen none of it.

Chickweed spotted

On my way to Mudchute park today, I spotted it growing in several places by the side of the road. Fairly easy to spot when there actually is some!

Why sneaky?

Simple, because on the way back from Mudchute park, I found its hiding place:

Chickweed up a London Plane tree

Growing half-way up a London Plane tree

Halfway up a London Plane tree!

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