The Q&A Archives: ground cover, durable, quick growing

Question: I have a ground cover, that appears to have a

Answer: There is a perennial mum "Pacificum" that is occasionally planted as a groundcover and sometimes spreads widely through cultivated areas, popping up somewhat unpredictably here and there in the beds. There are several other stoloniferouos cultivars of mums that spread widely and aggressively under certain conditions, so perhaps you planted one of those. It might also be an Anthemis of some kind, either a cultivated garden flower or one of the related weeds. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

It might also be a Mugwort (sometimes called wild chrysanthemum)

There is a photo gallery with more weeds you would be likely to find here

You could also try working with your local county extension and/or local professional nursery staff to try to identify it. If it is an undesirable you need to start trying to control it as soon as possible. Good luck!

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