Chickweed Still Thriving in Manhattan


Springtime Chickweed

New York, NY. Despite the black ice and mounds of unruly snow, spritely chickweed survives on the Upper East Side and throughout the city. The Stellaria media sample in the Times pic was a little bedraggled (I had to kick through the snow and ice to excavate it), so for those who’d like a clearer photo to help with IDing, here’s a picture of some healthier-looking spring chickweed from a farm in East New York, Brooklyn.

Who knows? Maybe it’ll help kickstart spring around here.

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