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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 13, 2016 6:15 PM CST
Edited to add:
This has been identified as Creeping Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) Thank you!
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This came from the local swap back in April and I have no idea what it is. Thank You!

Trailing plant, roots at nodes. No flowers yet.
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I allowed it to run along the ground; it roots itself very easily.
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The leaves are spaced along the stems.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 13, 2016 7:19 PM CST
It reminds me of an ivy geranium, but not sure if the leaves are quite right for that...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Aug 13, 2016 7:25 PM CST
My first thought too, but those leaves would be unusual for pelargonium.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Looks like Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia. An invasive weed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphagneticola_trilobata
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Aug 14, 2016 9:55 AM CST
I agree

Looks like Wedelia. Wedelia usually used as grund cover here. A bit invasive as it send root when touch the soil.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2016 10:51 AM CST
I hope I'm wrong but it also reminds me of Creeping Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) which is pretty but will take over everything in sight!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 14, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Yep, seems to match. Thumbs up
Looks like the Wedelia/Sphagneticola trilobata in the photos @plantladylin added to our database. Thank You!
Thank You! @Metrosideros I will keep an eye on it.
Thank You! @XiaoLong Using it as a ground cover sounds like a good plan; I will keep the weed whacker handy just in case it steps out of bound.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2016 5:14 PM CST
I think @Metrosideros/Dave is the one who identified it for me too (about 7 years ago on DG.) Thanks Dave! Thumbs up

I originally got a little snippet of it from my mother in law who had it growing as a ground cover on the bank of the canal behind her house. I grew it in a hanging basket and it ended up on the ground and spreading throughout areas in my backyard. It sure is pretty when in bloom but it's listed as a Category II non-native invasive plant here in Florida.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 14, 2016 5:29 PM CST
For me the small plant just sat there ever since April and didn't do a whole lot. When the weather got good and hot it started growing like a weed - some of the stems grew 4 feet long and were rooting along the ground. I think if I keep it contained in a hanging basket on the front porch it should be alright for a while.
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