Friday, May 1, 2009

another ‘what is this’ post…

Walking Lila, our chug, the other evening (I realize I’ve referred to her as a pug in the past, but she is actually a chug) I spied this ground cover. The intent seemed to be for it to take the place of a lawn, and was doing a pretty good job. The bracts look a lot like a Euphorbia. Is this a Euphorbia ground cover variety that I know nothing about? Can anyone ID it? Is it a weed?

6 comments:

  1. Is it dichondra? I saw some dichondra at PN last weekend, but it was grayer. The leaves look exactly the same shape, though. I remember it from my California childhood where it was commonly used as a lawn substitute.

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  2. No, I've done a bit more looking online and decided it's not dichondra. Too bad, I thought I had it ID'd!

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  3. Thanks Jane - I was only able to look at dichondra briefly but was pretty sure the leaves were not right. Thank you though!

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  4. AnonymousMay 08, 2009

    To me - it looks like "miner's lettuce" -a very yummy addition to salads....only if THAT is what it is!

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  5. Hum...sounds possible tasty! I will need to check this out!

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  6. i'm just catching up after stumbling on your blog researching tetrapanax. Yep, sure looks like Minor's Lettuce -- Claytonia perfoliata

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