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Anyone know this groundcover?

Posted by stokesjl 5 IA (stokesjl@gmail.com) on
Mon, Mar 3, 08 at 20:09

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?

unknown groundcover


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RE: Anyone know this groundcover?

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.

Lorna


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RE: Anyone know this groundcover?

thanks i got an answer on this one"

Red-stem Filaree *

Erodium cicutarium
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium).

Apparently a noxious weed in the southwest.


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RE: Anyone know this groundcover?

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.


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RE: Anyone know this groundcover?

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.


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