in my garden | wandering sailor

Cymbalaria muralis: can often be seen on dry-stone walls. It actually arrived in this country as stowaway seed in packaging around imported Italian sculptures several centuries ago. Tiny scalloped green leaves form a flat mat, studded by miniature mauve-purple snapdragon-like flowers in spring. Also known as ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, and pennywort. (in my garden will be…