I’m habitually wary of anything that includes the word “tick”, but that changed this morning when I read up on the
Showy Tick Trefoil or Desmodium canadense
When my poor brain read the name, it flooded with evil thoughts of this plant playing host to a Caligula bacchanalia of microscopic, eight-legged vampires of disease.
I just had to get past the name to discover it’s a Nitrogen fixing legume that is adored by butterflies, hummingbirds, quail, turkey, and apparently me.
I think I might have a touch of Floracism, or Laura Ashley disease.