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Can anyone put a name to this one please. Its been puzzling us for ages. We did start thinking it looked a little like Purslane but cant match it with any. This one has small leaves and grows between the flagstones but no flowers as of yet.
Bacopa (the species, not the common name).
There are several species. Most are water plants, or grow in damp places.
Bacopa caroliniana is one species that I know of, B. monnieri is another. There are more.
LOL - Thanks you guys, your brilliant...but after going through the list I have come to these conclusions -
Mother of thyme (Thymus pulegioides) the leaves are to small and have just found the stems are not woody enough. (have added another pic of the leaf.
Prunella. The leaves are totally the wrong shape and the distance between each set of leaves on the self heals are far greater than what I can see on the on in the pics.
Ajuga reptans. Growin, theres something about this one that is saying its not that either but I could be wrong.
Bacopa. Its to hard to be this one. The leaves are quite soft but the stems, although hard are not woody.
Lysimachia procumbens. Looking at the leaf in the photo I have just posted, do you think it is to thick to be this.
I really appreciate your help on this. Thanks, and look forward to finally putting this one to rest.
Your plant, for some reason, looks very familiar but I can't place it. It's definitely a plant in "winter mode". Is there an aroma to the foliage? For some reason I was also reminded of Corsican Mint but I don't think that's it. What would help is a coin or pen next to the plant for size comparison.
I still havnt heard back with the answers to your question about the aroma growin, but I will get back as soon as I do.
I dont think it can be Veronica because all of those that I have lookes at, none have a totally smooth leaf edge.
I have been scouring google looking at the common/small knotweed (Polygonum arenastrum), something about that kept drawing me towards it, the shape and that redness in the stem - and it holds a lot of resemblance to that apart from the leaf shape and from there I sort of stumbled across Ground spurge (Euphorbia prostrata). I wonder if it could be that, what do you think.
Okay, so we have a difference of opinion here with sallyg and Vestia - lol
I thinkI am going to leave this one as unsolved and ask if we can have pics of the flowers when they appear.
Thanks for your input up till now though and will keep you posted.