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9 hours ago, MadWader said:

Ajuga …

 

Very much non native and can be a pesky interloper.  Looks good, like other mints ( I think its a mint family) including deadnettle.  

 

To be honest, its one of the better non natives, like clover.  I am not opposed actually.  

 

Looking for habitat restorative natives though. 

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11 hours ago, FishermanTim said:

Swedish ivy? Not that English ivy crap that spreads like a bad rumor in high school….

 

I wasnt familiar with this one.  Interesting plant.  

 

South African.  Neither swiss nor ivy.

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On 5/21/2022 at 9:14 PM, Chuck D said:

Vinca minor and lilly of the valley under pine trees have worked out well for me.

Vinca is European.   We have an old cemetery on our property up in the mountains.   Vinca was planted around it a hundred years or so ago, now it covers a several acre area under giant tulip poplars.  Looks nice, but not native.  You stumble across all kinds of exotics up here when you get close to old settler homesites in the mountains.   

 

Perinkle was often used as a 'groundcover' which did not require mowing in cemetaries - giving it the common name grave yard vine. Periwinkle also remains aesthetically pleasing most of the year, as it tends to bloom with a light blue-violet flower throughout the spring and summer months. 

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17 mins ago, JaseB said:

Vinca is European.   We have an old cemetery on our property up in the mountains.   Vinca was planted around it a hundred years or so ago, now it covers a several acre area under giant tulip poplars.  Looks nice, but not native.  You stumble across all kinds of exotics up here when you get close to old settler homesites in the mountains.   

 

Perinkle was often used as a 'groundcover' which did not require mowing in cemetaries - giving it the common name grave yard vine. Periwinkle also remains aesthetically pleasing most of the year, as it tends to bloom with a light blue-violet flower throughout the spring and summer months. 

Isn’t vinca an annual flower?
 

this is interesting thread.  I need something for erosion control that will choke out the weeds

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1 min ago, Goldy said:

Isn’t vinca an annual flower?
 

this is interesting thread.  I need something for erosion control that will choke out the weeds

Try grass lol

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9 mins ago, Goldy said:

Isn’t vinca an annual flower?
 

this is interesting thread.  I need something for erosion control that will choke out the weeds

Which weeds?  ONe or more of them might be your answer.

 

"Weed" is misunderstood.

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19 mins ago, PatchyFog said:

Try grass lol

We usually get flats of vinca bc deer dont eat them

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11 mins ago, 55555s said:

Which weeds?  ONe or more of them might be your answer.

 

"Weed" is misunderstood.

Usually chickweed

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12 mins ago, 55555s said:

Which weeds?  ONe or more of them might be your answer.

 

"Weed" is misunderstood.

*Weed* is a really arbitrary term

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On 5/22/2022 at 8:11 AM, redfishkiller said:

Whatever pops out of the ground is perfect

And straight to the plate. 

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