Plant ID forum→What are these plants?

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Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
Apr 10, 2019 10:11 PM CST
There is a cemetery near where I work.
There are many different kind of ground covering plants.
would like to know what are they and if they are good for no mow grass alternatives.

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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Apr 11, 2019 11:53 AM CST
#1 looks like Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes
#2 no idea
#3 no idea
#4 looks like a Sisyrinchium of some kind
#5 looks like Ipheion
#6 looks like some sort of geranium

#4 and #5 grow from rhizomes or bulbs and come up every year but would "disappear" after flowering.
IF (emphasis on "if") I'm correct, what you've posted photos of "could be" used as a now mow grass alternative BUT wouldn't take foot traffic.
Some of what you've shown are spring blooming and wouldn't be green all year.

Hard to tell from the photos because they aren't close enough to get accurate ID's.
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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Apr 11, 2019 1:46 PM CST
I second that the photos are difficult to distinguish which plant is being specifically identified, as there are multiple foliage and blooms in your photos.

#2 is a conglomeration of plants
#3 looks like Viola canadensis flowers, but not the leaves. It is a little blurry to even be sure on the flower part.

If you are looking for a good no mow lawn that can accept some foot traffic (and you have a sandy soil, which is likely in NC), then you may want to try Sagina subulata.
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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Apr 11, 2019 2:03 PM CST
1 Speedwell (Veronica ssp)
2 ?
3 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)
4 could be Bluet (Houstonia)
5 Ipheion
6 ? same as 2
Name: Larisa
Russia, Moscow (Zone 5a)
Apr 11, 2019 2:56 PM CST
2 - maybe Raspilla (Sherardia arvensis)... Confused
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Apr 11, 2019 7:08 PM CST
#1 a type of Speedwell (Vernoica species). Not nemophila, since nemophila flowers have five petals

#4 Houstonia (4 petals). not Sisyrinchium (six petals)
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