can't id these yet

pontyrogof(8b)July 26, 2014

I haven't tested my soil yet, but I guess it is acidic from decades of pine straw. Here's the healthy mystery plant. I know a flower would help, but...

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pontyrogof(8b)

Here's the ill nourished looking one. You can see it's flower. Not the grass, the mini kale looking one.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 3:10PM
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pontyrogof(8b)

Here's the ill nourished looking one. You can see it's flower. Not the grass, the mini kale looking one.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 9:42PM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

The healthy plants are Ajuga reptans, a common groundcover that can be aggressive.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ajuga reptans

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:42AM
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pontyrogof(8b)

Thanks so much tulsarose for the positive id. Having moved here recently, I'm still at the stage of learning what to encourage and what to dig up for municipal composting. If bugleweed inhibits poison ivy 100% it might come in very handy here.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:53AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

"If bugleweed inhibits poison ivy 100%" No chance. Ajuga is a tiny little thing, PI is a giant vine.

I think the other plant is something different, not Ajuga, but no idea what. There is a name-that-plant forum if it's not recognized here.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 12:14PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Pine straw, like other forms of organic matter will not have a significant impact on your soils pH, and as many of us have found getting an adequate amount of organic matter in the soil can help that soil become more acceptable to a wide range of plants.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 7:20AM
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