Plant ID forum: interesting ground cover

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Oct 1, 2013 7:58 AM CST
This is growing in Jerusalem. Any ideas on what it might be?
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Name: Christine
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Oct 1, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Of course I'm just guessing here ~

Do the leaves have a camphor-like scent? It reminds me of one we have here in the U.S. called Heterotheca subaxillaris, Camphorweed, in the Aster family.
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Oct 1, 2013 11:56 AM CST
That's a very intelligent suggestion. However, leaves of this plant are leathery, unlike the thin leaves of the plant you mention. This plant is also being used in landscaping here. It may not be native to this part of the world, could come from anywhere.
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Oct 1, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Welcome to APT, garden18!
This mystery plant sounds like it comes from a hot, dry climate. This looks like a plant I need here in Kansas! I'm anxious to find out what this is, and if it's available in the U.S. How big does it get? How much does it spread?
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Oct 1, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Thanks for the welcome, CindiKS. This plant spreads. It is covering an area several thousand square feet in size, adjacent to a train station. Obviously, it's a tough plant. Like all gardems and landscapes in Jerusaelm, It is watered by drip irrigation.
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Oct 2, 2013 6:49 PM CST
No clue as to your plant, but wanted to say Welcome! Welcome! from the Florida panhandle
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Oct 3, 2013 3:35 AM CST

It's in the family Asteraceae, and the leaves remind me a lot of Corn Marigold, Glebionis segetum but it's not quite like yours. It resembles Senecio too. I found a site with flowers of Israel which might help,there's a list of families with some photos.
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Oct 3, 2013 7:52 AM CST
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Oct 4, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Thanks for all those welcomes. Much appreciated here. Green Grin!

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