Yes, I'm at it again with another mystery plant. I found this growing in the cracks on the driveway along the daylily hill and I just have no clue what it is.
It has these lovely, bright green leaves with good, contrast veining and a bit of a crinkle to the edges which gives them character. The stems have a slight pink tint to them and it seems to be multi-branching, but that could be because I yanked it out a few times before I could make it out for the beautiful little plant that it is--in essence coppicing it, therefore encouraging it to branch out.
If I were to guess--and this would be a wild guess at best-- I'd say it's a type of beech tree or possibly a viburnum type shrub plant of sorts. I don't know if it gets flowers. I'm on the look out for that. Before summer's out I will try again to extract it from its current home. I could break the driveway asphalt and make it easier on me, but I think Tom would have a major problem with that. I try not to annoy my Tommy. He has enough idiots doing that, doesn't need me joining them. Nope-nope-nope.
I first noticed this plant last year and I liked it then so much that I tried to dig it out to replant in a safer and better place--you know, like a place not in the cracks on the driveway where some evil person could just come along and step on it! Unfortunately, I couldn't dig into that tiny crack and it snapped leaving the roots intact and out of reach. Blast it all! If it had been a dandelion I would at that point have poured boiling water in the crack and tried to kill it, but I just didn't want to. I like my mystery plant.
I know, I know. I shouldn't care because it's just a weed. Well, I wouldn't care if it wasn't so darn pretty. Look at those leaves. Does that look anything like a weed to you? Who said yes out there??? Oh, what do you know!
By-gosh-by-golly it simply doesn't look like a weed. It looks like something for which people pay good money. So, I ask for any ideas. If you recognize it, give a holler. If you simply want to guess, be my guest. If you wish to advice I yank it out and forget about it, well, frankly, forget you!
I say it ain't no weed and so it's not. Nope, not any closer to
discovering what it could be and I may never know, but I like it and what I like stays. It's
just the way things are at Glory's garden.
Another mystery plant to ponder about... such is my lot. Don't you love it? I do!