Plant ID forum: Soft thick ground cover? What is it?

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Utah (Zone 7a)
Aug 24, 2017 5:33 PM CST
It seems to have sprung out of no where and it grows like crazy, It has tiny little yellow inconspicuous flowers in June. It's very soft to walk on.

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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Aug 24, 2017 8:15 PM CST
A Sedum, Sedum sarmentosum?
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Aug 24, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Reminds me of Portulaca.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Aug 24, 2017 8:22 PM CST
Sedum sarmentosum. It grows very fast. I have masses of it, great ground cover.

Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum)
Utah (Zone 7a)
Aug 25, 2017 4:18 AM CST
Yes. That's looks right on the little yellow flower. The plant habit sounds right also. I love its aggressive lushness. It seems unstoppable in its growth so I'm going to put it in a special location where it can grow wild all it wants.

I don't want it in my iris garden.
Utah (Zone 7a)
Aug 25, 2017 11:19 AM CST
I have no idea how it got in my garden....

However, according to my observation and the database this plant is in fact evergreen and will likely make a good winter insulation barrier for underground bulbs, crowns, or Rhizomes that prefer a little winter mulching. Such as my Hosta or Gladiolus.

but appears that it might suffocate creeping flox and other more mild ground covers.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Aug 26, 2017 7:46 PM CST
I have this in my yard and it has never suffocated anything. If you see it getting near the creeping phlox just rip it out toss it where you want it. It will root and it pulls up easily as long as the ground isn't rock hard. Smiling
Utah (Zone 7a)
Aug 28, 2017 7:13 PM CST
That sounds awesome.

Yes... it pulls out very easily.

I just look away for one night and it seems to double in size.

I think it will look quite pretty growing around the retaining wall boulders.

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