Here's another weed that showed up in my garden a couple of years ago. Of course, at the time it was just one plant and it was pretty and I thought, "Oh, what a nice accent." Well, the plant took that as an invitation and the next year there were lots and lots and lots of 'em.
So, this year, as they started coming up, I pulled out almost all of them. Yes, I did leave a few. Because they are pretty and they do make a nice accent.
You may have heard of the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica). If you touch its leaves, they curl up. The leaves of the sensitive plant do look similar this plant, but the sensitive plant has pinkish-lavender pom-pom type flowers and my weed (Cassia fasciculata or Partridgepea) has the yellow flowers pictured.
Before I did my research as to the weed's botanical name, and discovered that it wasn't a Mimosa as I had mistakenly thought, I tried touching its leaves to see what happened. Well, after stroking this leaf for a minute or so, look what occurred! I guess maybe it is a little bit sensitive, too.
And I couldn't resist adding another butterfly-on-a-sunflower picture. Enjoy.
Have a beautiful day!
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