Hello y'all-- and question

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  1. Brae

    Brae New Seed

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    Hi there i am from southeast TN zone 7a and 7b. Can anyone help me identify this plant?

    Also we have this crazy groundcover/vine that i cant seem to kill... Any help identifying either is welcome
    Pic of the vine to come
     

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  3. Odif

    Odif Seedling

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    Hi and welcome. Sorry I can't identify your flower.
     
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    Brae New Seed

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    This is the vine. My best guess is Asiatic Jasmine.
     

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    Odif Seedling

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    It looks a bit like vinca. Does it have flowers. Vinca is also called periwinkle
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Welcome to our forums Brae.I think Odif is right and it's a Vinca/Periwinkle (the flowers have five petals) and it can be very invasive.
     
  7. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    And if you have an area you do not want weeds, plant it...

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    Everything has it's purpose. It is easily ripped out to control. I happen to love it...and I don't have to weed so much.
     
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    LIcenter Seedling

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    The first one sorta looks like a weed to me. The second one as everyone above has stated is vinca minor. I'm onboard with waretrop. I love this ground cover, and as matter of fact just bought 240 bare root plants this week online.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I agree, it is great in the right spot, but oh how it can take over. I am waiting for a weed whacker to arrive in the mail....I plan to go after the vinca, then smother the stubs with cardboard and the put mulch on the whole lot.....Perhaps when I am pulling weeds next summer I will regret this plan.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    @Cayuga Morning That should work.....Thick mulch is much easier to pluck weeds out of also....
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    @waretrop : after I walked away from my computer, I realized I had not commented on your photos. They are gorgeous! Vinca is perfect for growing around hostas & the foliage contrast looks great. I am going to suggest that combination to a friend who was bemoaning the high cost of mulching around all her hostas. Maybe she'd even want some of my vinca.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I have been trying many different kinds of ground covers over the years. There are a few I really like....Maybe I will try to start a post bout that soon....
     
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