Tuesday, November 1
Lady's Thumb ~ Sweet Shot Tuesday
This small, dainty (about the length of my thumb and a foot in stem length) has a somewhat odd name. The name Lady’s Thumb comes from a spot on the leaves that supposedly looks as if a lady pressed her (very dirty?) thumb against it. This spot helps distinguish Lady’s Thumb from some of its relatives that are native to North America.
Lady’s Thumb (Persicaria maculosa) is a member of the Buckwheat family, and it counts rhubarb and buckwheat among its more illustrious relatives.
These are found all over the United States. I took this shot on one of Spencer and my walks this summer. One of my favorites too!
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