Can someone identify this? It is popping up all over my yard and I think it's the same thing that is a monster hedge at the bottom of the property. I thought at first it was salal, but it's not. The leaves are not as thick as salal.
I don't know a lot about plants, but the leaves in the first two pictures look like the salvia that comes up every year in my garden. I planted some seeds 5 or 6 years ago, and I guess they keep re-seeding. Mine always have little red flowers, but there are various colors. However, I may be totally wrong.
I'm not sure how carefully you compared to know if it is the same as the large hedge, but if you get new pictures, it might be worth double checking that too- because that piece of information might cause people to think along the wrong lines.