Plant ID forum: Possibly a ground cover?

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 10, 2016 5:37 PM CST
This came with our house, and I have no idea what it is! It blooms in the Spring, and is perennial. The flowers are 1/2 inch across, and blue, with purple undertones. The leaves are slightly hairy, and the stems are red. It's growing in part shade, and seems to be happy. It has grown much wider in the last three years, and some of it looks more like a ground cover than anything, but that part isn't blooming. Just the mostly upright part is in bloom.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. The wind never seems to stop blowing here! Any suggestions on what it might be?












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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 10, 2016 5:46 PM CST
I believe that is one of the Speedwells. A cute wildflower.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 10, 2016 5:56 PM CST
Could it be Blue Daze (Evolvulus glomeratus)
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Apr 10, 2016 5:59 PM CST
It's cute . Whatever it is Lovey dubby

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 10, 2016 5:59 PM CST
Well, *Blush* I should have enlarged the photos, it's not Blue Daze. Daisy has a good eye, it looks like Veronica (Speedwell) Check out this one for comparison: Speedwell (Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue')
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 10, 2016 6:04 PM CST
I agree Maybe Veronica persica
Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Apr 10, 2016 6:19 PM CST
Lin, you nailed it!! It's a perfect match! Thank you so much!!!! I swear that the center looks like a Kiwi to me, and I just love the little blooms!

Daisy, thanks for the help! Christine, thanks for the suggestion too, which was really close, but the foliage isn't even close on that one. I like it though!

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