Apr. 17, 2021

Kenilworth ivy, Cymbalaria muralis

Kenilworth ivy is a small creeping plant, particularly known for crawling along the ground looking for things with crevices that it can climb. It's flowers stretch toward the sun until they're fertilized. They then reverse course and look for crevices or holes where they can plant their own seeds. Kenilworth is a Mediterranean native that now is at home in almost every place with a mild climate. Here it is found in AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, and QC. Beal Gardens, MSU, 5/3/12. Plantain family, Plantaginaceae.