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Gwydion
Kitchener, ON
(Zone 5A)

January 19, 2002
7:42 PM

Post #21509

Here's another pic of the mystery plant. It has gotten larger so I though maybe we should have another go at it. It seems to be sprawling like a ground cover now. I know it flowers as well although I can't remember the colour.

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Baa

January 19, 2002
11:06 PM

Post #195734

Gwy

Thanks for posting it again. Are the leaves divided in any way other than the obvious lobes?

I'm going to have a quick crack at it which will most likely be wrong but just to get the ball rolling is it Cymbalaria muralis - Ivy leaved toadflax?

Here's a pic mainly of the leaves but they usually have little blue and white two lipped flowers like tiny snapdragons ... ring a bell?

http://www.logees.com/html_pages/Select Plants/Images/CYMBALARIA-MURALIS.gif

This message was edited Saturday, Jan 19th 7:12 PM
Gwydion
Kitchener, ON
(Zone 5A)

January 20, 2002
12:20 AM

Post #195779

I am almost positive you found it Baa! The flowers I don't remember other than that I loved them and the ones in the pic are exactly what I love. I surfed a few other sites and all the foliage pics look exactly like it. Unless I'm in for a surprise when this baby flowers, I would have to say that it is an Ivy Leafed Toadflax.
Thankyou very very much.
Baa

January 20, 2002
9:21 AM

Post #195964

You're welcome Gwy :)

The weekend before Christmas I went to Winchester and found good sized clump of Cymbaaria still flowering in a stone wall. If it is Cymbalaria it will spread around quite fast but there are much worse weeds to have in the garden!
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 20, 2002
6:55 PM

Post #196147

I would also have said that! :) I just didn't remember the botanical name.. We call it kivikkokilkka. I like the purple one, I wish I'll get one this year..
Gwydion
Kitchener, ON
(Zone 5A)

January 20, 2002
6:57 PM

Post #196148

Evert, I can send you seeds in the fall if it is Cymbalaria. We will know for sure once it flowers. I have take cuttings from the one in the picture already so I can have 2 of them in the spring.
Roselaine
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8a)

January 21, 2002
6:17 AM

Post #196423

We call it Kennelworth Ivy up here...it gets into all the containers I leave outside for the summer...actually, it is with purple flowers here and when, say, a half-oak-barrel is full of it around the edge..this is pretty!!!! self-seedin'-sun-of-a-gun!!!! Ramblin' Rose
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 23, 2002
3:52 PM

Post #197645

Thanks Gwydion! :) Although, you don't have to I think I'll get a start here. But, I will know later then =)

Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2002
10:25 PM

Post #200352

Is that the same as ground Ivy, the pest plant we get sometimes in nursery containers that will take over an acre in a few years?
Baa

January 27, 2002
11:12 PM

Post #200373

Do you mean Glechoma hederacea Cala? http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/thumbnails/tglechomahede.jpg

If so this plant has at least 12 common names in useage in England alone! One good thing about it is that it has edible leaves and was often used in beer making to clarify the brew hence the common name Alehoof.

Cymbalaria tends to grow in walls or other rocky dry places.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2002
11:23 AM

Post #200550

Baa. we call that one Hen-bit. I think it stinks and yes, it is everywhere here too and is beginning to bloom now. I will have to take a picture of the ground ivy. It has small blue blooms and spreads like crazy.
Baa

January 28, 2002
11:32 AM

Post #200553

Cala

Sorry wrong pic! That pic was indeed Henbit Lamium amplexicaule

Did you mean this one? Which is the one I was talking about :)

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/glehe.htm

This message was edited Monday, Jan 28th 7:38 AM
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2002
1:50 PM

Post #200611

YES!!! that is the pest!! Hate that stuff.
Gwydion
Kitchener, ON
(Zone 5A)

January 28, 2002
4:14 PM

Post #200676

I don't think that is what I have though.. I'm pretty sure that mine is Cymbalaria. I hope it is anyway :)
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 28, 2002
4:21 PM

Post #200678

calalily, I love Glechoma... My variegated one is dieing. :(
Baa

January 28, 2002
7:36 PM

Post #200732

Gwy

No you seem to have Cymbalaria :)
Gwydion
Kitchener, ON
(Zone 5A)

February 24, 2002
10:27 PM

Post #217316

Thankyou Baa, thankyou Evert, thankyou 1601... It is indeed Cymbalaria. Bloomed today. It is beautiful!
Baa

February 24, 2002
11:33 PM

Post #217353

Gwy

That's great news! :)

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