Plant ID forum: please identify this ground cover

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Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Feb 16, 2016 11:21 AM CST
This ground cover seems to be thriving in full sun after a relatively wet fall and winter. This is in zone 10a San Diego.


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Possibly Delosperma cooperi

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

I'm not sure about the hairy stems on yours ..

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Flowers will help.

Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Feb 16, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Thanks. I will keep this open and add images when I see some flowers.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2016 12:51 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 16, 2016 5:13 PM CST
This is a pure guess. Is there any way it could be this one:
Hairy Dewflower (Drosanthemum hispidum)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2016 5:44 PM CST
greene said:This is a pure guess. Is there any way it could be this one:
Hairy Dewflower (Drosanthemum hispidum)


That could be correct, I found some photos which have hairy stems but others have different leaves. It seems some are wrongly named, so we need to find a reliable source.

Calflora should be correct, the leaves are quite different on Drosanthemum hispidum..

http://www.calflora.net/losang...

I know this seller would name their plants correctly, the leaves match those on calflora, they are pointed with edges.

https://www.pottertons.co.uk/p...

So, what are the ones with hairy stems?

http://www.desert-tropicals.co...






Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Drosanthemum floribundum?

Delosperma cooperi (Purple Ice Plant) ...... though it is typically a more purple color as should not be confused in Southern California with the very common Rosea Ice Plant or Pink Ice Plant, Drosanthemum floribundum.


http://www.smgrowers.com/produ...

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 16, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Drosanthemum floribundum certainly has the hairy stems ..

http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_...
Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Mar 11, 2016 11:13 PM CST
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 12, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Drosanthemum floribundum I think is your plant ..

http://www.public.asu.edu/~cam...

http://www.public.asu.edu/~cam...

http://luirig.altervista.org/f...

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Very pretty too! The flowers are so similar to one I grew from seed, it survived for several years, Delosperma ecklonis var. latifolia but the foliage is a little different.

Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Mar 14, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Thank You!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 14, 2016 12:29 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

greene pointed to Drosanthemum. Thumbs up

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