Mystery Flower #13

As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, there is an invasive plant that is trying to take over my violets’ turf. I have been unable to identify it, and I suppose that means it’s a good subject for a Mystery Flower.

I thought I had a nice picture of this plant from a year or two ago, but I could not find it. I did find a picture in which it appeared, though. This is what the mystery flower looks like when it’s growing in the ground and awaiting some apian companionship.

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Mystery Flower, bee-friended

This is what it looks like when you’ve pulled it out, put it on the table, and let the cat sniff at it.

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And here is a closeup.

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I still can’t imagine what this could be except ground ivy. This article about ground ivy (a.k.a. creeping charlie) makes me almost certain, because it says the leaves can be purplish and that the plant can grow up to a couple of feet tall. Of course, if I’m right, my chances of being rid of it are small, because I also read somewhere that manual removal is rarely successful.

Do you know what this plant is?

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2 Responses to Mystery Flower #13

  1. Faithful Reader says:

    Now do you want me to poison the lawn?

  2. chick says:

    Not yet!

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