This morning, there was a new kind of spam in my daily dawn deluge of junk email. Clicking to delete as fast as I could, I paused at a new message promising “opioid” effects from a “driveway weed” known as “wild lettuce”. The image of
In common terms, it’s often called creeping charlie, gill over the-ground, haymaids, or ground ivy. More often than not, though, gardeners don’t even know its name. They simply call it that plant that won’t stop growing into my flower bed and taking over. They certainly don’t call it salad greens, but they could.