SOLVED: Ground cover

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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

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Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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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Looks like a Veronica species (Speedwell), V. persica is one found in Florida but there are many similar plants.

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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!!

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

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.

You could be right there Butterfly!

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Looks good Mandy! Thanks.
Hey Baa, BG also positively IDed S lyrata here saying the leaves are a dead giveaway.

That's excellent Floridian! Thanks for letting me know :)

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Great I can take that back seat now then!

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

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

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