06/25/2022 mysterious new friend

Abby kindly identified this new sprawling but small plant as green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata). It reminds me of bedstraw but is not sticky.
According to Wikipedia, it is a spreading annual, but has been found in North America for at least 3,000 years. So its status is a bit mysterious as native or invasive. So, for now I think I’ll let it grow and see if it suits this patch of the garden.
Two Sachems were resting on dayflower leaves. You can just barely see the back one’s face.
Three sharpshooter plant hoppers on a giant ragweed stem at night.

4 Replies to “06/25/2022 mysterious new friend”

    1. We have some. I let it be in the back of the yard where I don’t weed, since it’s native and feeds critters. It’s one of the first flowers in late winter so somebody is probably hungry then

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