Anyone know this groundcover?

stokesjl(5 IA)March 3, 2008

Hey all:

A new acquantance of mine living out near the Mojave sent me this pic of a groundcover that grows in his neck of the woods. Any idea what its called?

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I don't know what the groundcover is. There is a forum on Garden Web which can help. It is called Name That Plant. There are some very knowledgeable folks there.


    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 8:18PM
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stokesjl(5 IA)

thanks i got an answer on this one"

Red-stem Filaree *

Erodium cicutarium
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium).

Apparently a noxious weed in the southwest.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 3:38PM
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one man's noxious weed may be another's treasure.... I need to look it up to see if it is really noxious. Most plants in geranium family are not. Anyway, it looks rather beautiful from the photo.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 8:36PM
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catnip3(z7 NM)

I used to live near the Mojave desert and this plant covers fields by the thousand. It looks beautiful when blooming but you hated to see it if you had a pet. The seedpod has a curly tail and those things would work their way into ears and other orifices. The local vets know it very well.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 11:19PM
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