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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Sep 3, 2012 9:34 AM CST
Can someone id this groundcover. I thought it might be Mimosa strigillosa but the blooms are a bit different and the seed pods are long and bean-like instead of more round.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 3, 2012 9:42 AM CST
Jan - maybe post over in the Plant ID forum? There are some super sleuths there!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 3, 2012 10:42 AM CST
I am thinking some type of indigofera.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 3, 2012 11:11 AM CST
The best match I can find is Indigofera hirsuta. It grows is an introduced species that grows over most of Florida, including your general area.

http://www.virboga.de/Indigofera_hirsuta.htm

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 3, 2012 2:24 PM CST
I agree with Jay, definitely looks to be Indigofera of some sort. My first thought was Indigofera spicata, commonly called "Creeping Indigo":

https://www.google.com/search?q=Creeping+Indigo&hl=en&prmd=i...

https://www.google.com/search?q=indigofera+spicata+%2B+flori...
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 3, 2012 3:47 PM CST
I think you got it Lin. Here is a close-up of I. spicata flowers that look very close.
http://www.spacecoastwildflowers.com/2010/12/pelican-island-...
Also I noticed I hirsuta has very hairy stems and leaves Jan's does not.
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
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Budgielover
Sep 3, 2012 4:01 PM CST
Yep that's it. The other one was closed but it definitely doesn't have hairy stems. It certainly produced lots of seeds, I'll have to go read up on it and see if it's a keeper or not. It volunteered on the side of my driveway.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Sep 3, 2012 4:08 PM CST
Well, from what I have read so far, it doesn't look like something I need to encourage.
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North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 7, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Got here late but Rough Hairy Indigo. I think jay ID'd it for me about a year ago.
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