05/10/2023 neighborhood athlete
05/07/2023 before human breakfast
04/19/2023 surprises after storm
04/14/2023 maybe possibly hopefully a Spiranthes rosette!!
The below three pictures are of leaves I found on the east side of a grass clump in the backyard prairie. It feels less fleshy than the invasive introduced dayflowers and most of those also have a reddish stem. I have flagged it and we’ll wait and see if it disappears (probably a Spiranthes!!) or keeps growing into a dayflower. As a reminder, I seeded them from a pod from my parents’ house last winter.