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barbie0558
Austin, TX

June 13, 2008
4:06 AM

Post #5096480

I have a small xeriscape front yard with a very fast growing groundcover. It loses it's leaves in the winter. The "vine" is like a smooth tree branch, about 1/2 inch in diameter. It has flowers now of a blue/purple. No garden center can identify it. I can take a photo, but just curious if it rings a bell with anybody.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2008
4:18 AM

Post #5096529

A picture would definitely help. If none of your garden centers know it, it's probably not something super common so a picture would probably get you a faster ID. Also when you do get a picture you might try posting it in the Plant Identification forum, it gets more traffic than this forum does.
barbie0558
Austin, TX

June 14, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5100591

Thank you, I'm new to the site. I'll get a photo and post it there.
LindaTX8
NE Medina Co., TX
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2009
11:02 PM

Post #6170921

I've got a native groundcover called Woolly Stemodia. Probably not what barbie had, because it doesn't have the large tree branch-like stems.
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STLA17

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