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Woodland groundcover ID?

Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 20, 05 at 14:14

Does anybody recognize this? It's growing in a sun-dappled forested place beside a new garden patch and I'm wondering whether we should let it stay or take it out. It carpets the ground, sending up 4-5" flower stalks with little pale purple flowers. The stems aren't square. They root where they touch the ground (stolons?) The leaves are opposite...

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RE: Woodland groundcover ID?

I'm only guessing it is species of Veronica that I have also. It makes a nice groundcover but the flowers are not especially attractive. There are huge and increasing patches of it here, but I have left it, since it doesn't get very tall and interferes with none of my desired plants.

RE: Woodland groundcover ID?

  • Posted by PaulNS NS zone 6a (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 24, 05 at 10:36

Bogturtle that's what it reminds of too - veronica - but the flower shape is different and that is pretty important in ID I thought. Need to do a closer comparison. I've been searching without success on woodland + groundcover websites. It's a nice plant really but maybe invasive...

RE: Woodland groundcover ID?

I never really bothered to get a sample from outside to compare to your photo and cannot swear that it is a Veronica even if I did the comparison. Will do further exploration by contacting New Jersey wildflower site and refer them to your photo. The plant I have is highly invasive, but so short and by the edge of the woods, I don't really care. It is nowhere among my choice plants.

RE: Woodland groundcover ID?

Here are more pictures...

Here is a link that might be useful: what is it

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