Trying To Find And Identify A Plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nedda
June 9, 2003
I am trying to identify and get the correct name for a plant that is used as a ground cover, that does well in the Sacramento, CA area, just needs to be trimmed back from time to time. It hugs the ground, is a light green with a whiter stripe on the outer edge and the name sounds like "de-mondra - maura". Once I get the correct name then I can try to find the characteristics of the plant. Can you help? thank you

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2003
I'll bet it's Dymondia margaretae! This groundcover is native to South Africa and forms a tight mat 2-3 inches high. The narrow evergreen leaves are 2-3 inches long, deep grayish green above, and rolled in at the edges to show cottony white undersides. It flowers in the summer and the small daisy-like flowers are half-buried in the foliage. It takes drought, heat, and light foot traffic.

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