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Apr 10, 2018 11:58 AM CST
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Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
I live in northwest Alabama and it is spring time here. I am starting to see this plant in my yard and I am trying to figure out what it is. I "think" that it is called "field madder" or Sherardia.

The stem that goes out to the flowers is square in cross section. When I pull this out of the ground, it has a single tap root. The plant grows pretty low to the ground.

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Apr 10, 2018 1:06 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Compare to Sherardia arvensis (or other species of Sherardia):
Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis)
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Apr 12, 2018 9:51 AM CST
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I think that is it.

Thanks.
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Apr 12, 2018 9:52 AM CST
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Apr 12, 2018 10:08 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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Awesome! Happy to suggest.
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Apr 12, 2018 11:59 AM CST
Name: Laurie b
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I have never seen this ground cover but it's adorable. Must learn more.
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