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SOLVED: What is this purple flowering groundcover?

Florence, KY(Zone 6a)

Anyone know what this plant is? Makes a great groundcover with small bluish-purple flowers that bloom from early spring until late fall. Bought it at an end of season clearance at a local plant store but it didn't have a tag so I never knew what it was. I've never seen it anywhere else. I took this photo early in the season when it first started to bloom. It gets a lot more flowers during the season so that it turns into a really pretty purple carpet resembling creeping purple phlox from a distance but having much different flowers and foliage when you get up close.

Sorry I couldn't get a better picture. The flowers are so small I really could have used a macro lens to get the deatil.

Thumbnail by karen7

What kind of foliage is that? Is it an evergreen type plant, deciduous, succulent, or... ?

Also - how tall is it? Are we looking straight down at it, or does it grow like a bush or hedge?


Florence, KY(Zone 6a)

The photo is looking straight down at the plant. The flowers themselves are probably about 1/4 inch in diameter. The entire plant is only a couple of inches high. It spreads pretty quickly running along the ground. The foliage is is evergreen. It is not a succulent.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

I'm guessing a type of creeping veronica. A search for veronica repens; veronica prostata; or veronica pectinata might give some results or point you in the right direction. Here's one picture of v.repens

Panama, NY(Zone 5a)

That would be my guess as well.

Troy, VA(Zone 7a)

It does look like a Veronica but the leaves are so different to my speedwell and they seem different to Poppysues's link. Your leaves almost look like a succulent but you say they are not.

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