Plant ID forum: Suspicious sprout

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 29, 2016 10:09 AM CST
There's little doubt in my mind it's getting pulled, but curious what it is first. Volunteer in mostly sunny spot in my yard, about 3-4" tall, slightly variegated. Euonymus? TIA!
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Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Jun 29, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Definitely looks like a euonymus - quite a bit like wintercreeper (E. fortunei).
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purpleinopp
Jun 29, 2016 12:02 PM CST
TYVM!
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Name: John
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ViburnumValley
Jun 30, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Absolutely Euonymus fortunei, and a very difficult exotic invasive to eliminate. Pull early and often, and expect resprouts regularly. Birds distribute the seeds in their droppings, so if it is growing anywhere nearby you'll likely find them returning.

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2016 9:21 AM CST
TY! I'm aware of its' undesirability. This was my 1st sprout of it. When it gets to a size to make a decent contribution to compost, that's where it's headed.
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KhengHoe
Jul 17, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Don't put it in outdoor compost where it will spread
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Hi & welcome!

TY for the warning!
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Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 20, 2016 5:17 AM CST
Hi Tiffany,

It looks like Vinca Minor, good old fashioned periwinkle myrtle to me...
cute thick little green leaves with lighter colored veins running through it..

I've not found it to be invasive, I like ground covers....
Mine is easy to pull where I don't want it...


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plantladylin
Jul 20, 2016 7:26 AM CST
Tiffany, I like the looks of those leaves and will be curious as to it's identity too. Is it Winter Creeper or Creeping Mytrle?
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 20, 2016 10:00 AM CST
TY, Donna! I do see a resemblance. The little sprout seemed way too sturdy when I gave it a slight tug to let it grow just for the purposes of composting, so it's been yanked. The thought of having to get shovel involved to remove something I didn't pull when it was easy to do so was compelling. Sorry if that takes some of the entertainment value away from this as discussion for ID, no possible updates or other pics. Prob better mark it solved.
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plantladylin
Jul 20, 2016 10:04 AM CST
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Shy_gardener
Jul 21, 2016 5:28 AM CST
Tiffany & @plantladylin,

Be glad to send you some Vinca Minor if you'd like to try it.. Whistling
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Thanks so much for your kind offer!

I saw so much of that taking over natural areas in OH, not a plant with which I want to get involved, not native. My Mom put a few sprigs of variegated V. major in her yard and after a few yrs, it was a huge patch, just gorgeous, especially when in bloom, but was threatening to cover her whole front yard and starting to climb up into her azaleas and Hydrangeas. It also pulls up easily, the ground was moist. Both are unquestionably pretty though, especially in such a clear pic as yours.
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