(Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

ian_wa(Sequim)April 22, 2009

It's a low, mat forming plant that grows right above the high tide line on Marrowstone Island and on the northwest Washington Coast (probably some places in between too). It looks a lot like a Hebe with small green leaves - it's quite appealing. I haven't seen the flowers. Any ideas?

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

How about a knotweed?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 7:12PM
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h0uzz(7.625)

Maybe this with the funny name...

Here is a link that might be useful: Honckenya

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 11:14PM
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ian_wa(Sequim)

Honckenya peploides.... that's it. Thanks! How did you know of this plant and how has it escaped so many people's notice???

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 1:36AM
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h0uzz(7.625)

I finally got one right. Yeah!

I started getting interested in natives about 5 years ago since I manage to kill most everything I try to grow.
Last summer the family was on the Peninsula and I noticed it. The plants were covered in flies.

This one is lovely, but it needs lean sand, and I have clay. I hope it works for you. Good Luck.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 12:25PM
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