Plant ID forum: Plant ID help needed - southern appalachians

Views: 169, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Maryville, TN
Dmmunger
Feb 18, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Hi, this ground cover is coming up all in our forest floor. It seems to be quite aggressive. We are in east TN. Anyone know what it is??
Thumb of 2018-02-18/Dmmunger/233c9b
Thumb of 2018-02-18/Dmmunger/9baf67

[Last edited by Dmmunger - Feb 18, 2018 4:07 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1643494 (1)
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
Dahlias Region: Pacific Northwest Cut Flowers Keeper of Poultry Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
islander
Feb 18, 2018 4:42 PM CST
Looks like Chickweed to me.
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Feb 18, 2018 6:06 PM CST
I'm seeing two different plants. Which one are you trying to ID?
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
Dahlias Region: Pacific Northwest Cut Flowers Keeper of Poultry Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
islander
Feb 18, 2018 6:58 PM CST
I didn't notice. The first looks like Geranium robertianum and the second Chickweed
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Feb 18, 2018 8:06 PM CST
Islander, good eye! I thought #1 was a Geranium but it didn't look like the native G. maculatum that I'm familiar with.

I don't think Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) is a U.S. native but it is a beautiful wildflower found in some areas.


#2 Chickweed (Stellaria media) is not a U.S. native either but has naturalized in many parts of the country.


~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
Dahlias Region: Pacific Northwest Cut Flowers Keeper of Poultry Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
islander
Feb 18, 2018 10:19 PM CST
Herb Robert really stinks! It's a weedy one and pulling the plant emits an awful smell. I'm not a fan.
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Leftwood
Feb 19, 2018 2:53 PM CST
I have no other reason to discount, but I would keep my options open. It's rather unlikely to grow in your area.
Thumb of 2018-02-19/Leftwood/98be29

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by fiwit and is called "Still Gazing at Stars"