Aug. 20, 2021

Now we know!

We posted hog-peanut the other day. I suggested that it might not deserve its rep for burying its edible fruit in the ground. Some sources cast doubt on that story, suggesting that the fruit on the lowest branches only gets inadvertently covered by litter if they rest on the ground. At the time I said I would check as soon as I had the chance. Yesterday evening I took a walk through Tecumseh's Indian Trail park, and there were lots of enthusiastic hog-peanuts. And yes, the tips of the lower branches did disappear into the ground, and at least some were very firmly lodged there.