Plant ID forum: Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 6:04 PM CST
Photo taken today in zone 8/9 north central Florida. This is a ground cover.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2011 7:48 PM CST
My first thought was Dichondra repens (Kidney Weed) but after taking a closer look at the photo's it looks more like Glechoma (Creeping Charlie). But I'm really not sure.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 9:16 PM CST
I think you were on the right track the first time. I think it's a Dichondra but it isn't repens or miracantha. Worn out tonight -- will have to pick this up tomorrow.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2011 9:26 PM CST
How about Dichondra carolinensis?

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/cnv/dichondra_...

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DICA3

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=22213
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 17, 2011 10:07 PM CST
I think it looks like Partridgeberry - Mitchella repens
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MIRE
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MIRE
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Jay's got it. Partridgeberry, that's what I couldn't think of! Jay thank you! Hey Lin, thanks for trying!

We're marking this one closed.

Thumbs up Hurray!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 18, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Jay: Thanks for the correct ID!

Ann: I recognized it because I've seen it growing in my lawn in the past but I didn't remember Partridgeberry either! Green Grin! I have fun googling but I'm so not good at comparing photo's!

http://www.floridata.com/ref/m/mitc_rep.cfm

http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/mire.html

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2011 9:47 AM CST
I had seen it too & only knew it as partridgeberry but these senior moments ...... Grumbling I knew repens would be correct but that could apply to many things.

Sometimes I have a bad case of CRS! Sticking tongue out
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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