I have some mysterious, herb-like plant growing in my backyard. Any idea what it is? The closest match I can find is Italian parsley, but the leaf shape is wrong.
I tried crushing one leaf and smelling it. It has a distinct, sweetish smell, but I can't identify it.
Some background: my backyard is (literally) a dandelion/weed jungle. The breakdown is approximately:
- 80% dandelions
- 15% bull thistle
- 5% other (including clover)
I haven't tended to it in a while. I noticed this growing in a pretty full-sun area. I don't know how old it is.
Also present in the picture are two decapitated dandelion stems (the hollow ones), and some other weed thing that reminds me of wheat. (Brownie points if you know what that is.)
If it matters, I'm in a hardiness zone 5(a), and my soil composition is heavy clay.
I ended up mowing this down with a lawn-mower (along with the rest of the dandelions in my dandelion jungle), so this mystery will remain unsolved.
I wish I had taken Bamboo's suggestion and just uprooted+potted it first.