All Things Gardening forum: Are these baby rosemary leaves or...?

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krystenr1
Nov 14, 2017 11:45 AM CST
I've never grown rosemary before. I bought these plants as companion plants and when potting them I noticed these tiny guys growing. Are these baby rosemary leaves or some sort invader? They looked so different to me that I couldn't tell.


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greene
Nov 14, 2017 11:48 AM CST
There are several diffent types but it sure looks like Rosemary to my old eyes. Check out the NGA database:
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
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plantladylin
Nov 14, 2017 4:52 PM CST
Looks like Rosemary to my old eyes too ... smell the leaves; if it's Rosemary, they should emit a wonderful fragrance! Green Grin!
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tx_flower_child
Nov 15, 2017 2:19 PM CST
The last picture is definitely rosemary. As for the little runners in the first picture, they don't look like escapes from a rosemary plant.

For grins, here's a picture of my rosemary.


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krystenr1
Nov 15, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Oh, sorry for the confusion everyone! I know that the plants are indeed rosemary. I'm just trying to determine if these tiny little guys at the base are new rosemary leaves or some sort of invader. They don't look like rosemary seedlings to me. They actually look like a type of succulent that grows here in Los Angeles. I'm wondering if I should pull the little stragglers up or not.
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lauriebasler
Nov 18, 2017 3:51 PM CST
I knew what you meant, @krystinr1.
Your little guy is a trailing sedum, best in rock gardens or spilling over the side of a pot. I have never met a sedum I did not love. You probably know they are succulent, usually grown outside.
They are fun plants to grow and collect. I would consider it a fun surprise, removing it somewhere to be enjoyed. In my area they are happiest outside. They love summer. Winter keep them on the dry side, especially if it freezes. Indoors, you can experiment by moving it until it looks happy, much sun and easy on water.
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krystenr1
Nov 20, 2017 8:36 AM CST
This is what I thought, thank you!
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lauriebasler
Nov 20, 2017 8:15 PM CST
As soon fills out a little we can id.

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