Plant ID forum: Ground cover from my neighbor

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 28, 2014 3:59 PM CST
She could not remember what this is. Can you help?

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Sep 28, 2014 10:16 PM CST
Looks like an Arabis sp., e.g. Arabis procurrens. What did the flowers look like? Unfortunately, the seed heads are cut off the plant in the photo.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Sep 29, 2014 3:56 AM CST
Sorry it was given to me with no flowers. I'll have to wait until the spring to finish this mystery Smiling
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plant Identifier
growitall
Sep 29, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Here are some photos of Arabis procurrens... take a look at the ones that show the foliage. Also, I wouldn't expect a detailed description but you could ask your neighbor what colour the flowers were and if they had 4 petals... should get an answer to the first question, at least.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=arabis+procurrens&rls=com.mic...
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Sep 29, 2014 11:22 AM CST
It does appear to be some variety of Arabis. Thank you!

The really funny part....my neighbor and I are very close and we are always trading plants. If one of us needs something for a spot we go over to the others with a shovel and pick something out. I needed something to stabilize an small inclined area. She suggested this plant. But what is so funny is that I purchased another type of Arabis a few days before and had it planted near by! Too funny.

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