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(Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

Posted by ian_wa Sequim (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 22, 09 at 18:40

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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RE: (Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 22, 09 at 19:12

How about a knotweed?


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RE: (Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

Maybe this with the funny name...

Here is a link that might be useful: Honckenya


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RE: (Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

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


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RE: (Probably) native plant ID. Sorry, no picture

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.


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