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Jul 29, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Growing in my 'meadow-lawn'. Does it look familiar to anyone?

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thanks!
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Jul 30, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I don't know what it is, but it sure is pretty and healthy. Can't wait to find out. Smiling
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Jul 30, 2015 2:13 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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thanks, Josephine! Thumbs up
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Jul 30, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Reminds me of Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

edited to add: That was just a guess on my part and I see that Catharanthus roseus doesn't grow that far north so I don't know what it might be.
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Jul 30, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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thanks, Lin. Now I am imagining a landscape where vinca and tropicals are hardy! Sighing!
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Jul 30, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Are the leaves opposite or alternate. And they look serrated. Are they?
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Jul 30, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Reminds me of Euonymus of some sort but I'm no expert. I do have wintercreeper but no burning bushes.
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Jul 30, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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They are definitely serrated! Opposite v alternate--I haven't quite figured out how to distinguish that yet. *Blush*
Here's a close-up:

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Euonymous--that would be cool! Thumbs up
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Jul 30, 2015 7:37 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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LOL, now that I see the closeup I know it's definitely not Catharanthus. Green Grin! It might be Wintercreeper/Eyonymus: http://www.mdinvasivesp.org/sp...
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)
http://www.nature.org/ouriniti...
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Jul 30, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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A simplified version of opposite vs alternate.
http://www.amnh.org/learn/biod...
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Jul 31, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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thanks, Celia--great link! Thumbs up I guess it is alternate then?
Lin, thanks for the links! Thumbs up I had no idea euonymus was invasive! I guess there are different varieties. I don't think that's it, though, thank goodness, as it is growing straight up, and is not vine-like.
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Aug 9, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Well, even though it doesn't look vine-like I guess it's probably euonymous! Will need to pull it up....
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