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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


December 30, 2002
5:58 PM

Post #438092

with tiny purple flowers. This shot is looking down on the plant which is only a couple inches tall.

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


December 30, 2002
6:01 PM

Post #438093

Here's a side view. This little plant dots an entire section of my yard with purple. It grows in both shade and
sun but closes about midday in the sun.

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Baa

December 30, 2002
6:57 PM

Post #438111

Looks like a Veronica species (Speedwell), V. persica is one found in Florida but there are many similar plants.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 10, 2003
6:01 PM

Post #446341

Hi Baa, I have looked at lots of pictures...Lots look similar except for the flower. All of the ones in my yard have the lower 'lip' (I don't know the word...fall?) and none of the pictures I've seen do. Also the leaves on these plants are thicker than normal but not succulent thick. I really appreciate you taking the time to look for all my unknown weeds!!
ButterflyGardnr
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 17, 2003
3:39 PM

Post #451157

It looks like it has square stems, which leads me to think it's a mint. I want to say it's Micromeria brownii. It likes moist soils (not standing water, though) and full sun. You can harvest the leaves of M. brownii and make a wonderful herbal tea. You can also chew on the fresh leaves to freshen your breath.
Baa

January 17, 2003
3:57 PM

Post #451170

You could be right there Butterfly!

http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/images.asp?plantID=3353
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 17, 2003
4:15 PM

Post #451180

Looks good Mandy! Thanks.
Hey Baa, BG also positively IDed S lyrata here http://davesgarden.com/t/370132/ saying the leaves are a dead giveaway.
Baa

January 17, 2003
4:23 PM

Post #451185

That's excellent Floridian! Thanks for letting me know :)
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 17, 2003
4:33 PM

Post #451194

Yep, she's one smart cookie when it comes to Florida natives...and the not so natives too! ;-)
Baa

January 17, 2003
4:35 PM

Post #451195

Great I can take that back seat now then!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


January 17, 2003
5:08 PM

Post #451225

Nice try darlin'...the furthest you get to go is riding shotgun!! LOL

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