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    What is this??

    I just moved to a new house and i dont know whether to remove this plant or not. It is mostly in shady areas but its all over. The green & red plant is what im referring to. THANKS

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    Not sure what it is but if you have a home depot in your area you can take picture or leaf & let their specialist tell you. That's what I did when we moved into our house and didn't know what plants were. Hope this helps.

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    Welcome gamesgirl.
    In your pic I can see 3 plants.
    1. Is hidden in the leaves of the other. It is Houttuynia cordata Chameleon. Common name Chameleon plant.

    Scottish Rock Garden Club - Plant Portraits Page

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/plant-...393/houttuynia

    2. On the right is Galium odoratum. Common name woodruff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galium_odoratum

    http://www.plant-identification.co.u...m-odoratum.htm

    3. ????
    I am stuck. If ever I can id it for you I will.

    Good luck with your new garden.
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 05-07-2010 at 06:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayale View Post
    Not sure what it is but if you have a home depot in your area you can take picture or leaf & let their specialist tell you. That's what I did when we moved into our house and didn't know what plants were. Hope this helps.
    You obviusly have far more knowledgeable people working in your home depot stores than we have here.
    Over here I doubt that the knowledge of staff goes much beyond iding a dandelion and a tulip!!!! Even then they would probably get it wrong.

    The whole point of garden forums and questions about id is anyone looking will be able to learn from it. I have learn so much in the past 3 years. The more I learn the more I realise just how little I know.

    Answers given may not always be correct. On an open forum there is always room for someone with more knowledge to come in and say. You are wrong it is an xxx, and hopefully everyone learns just a little more.
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 05-07-2010 at 06:08 AM.

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    Looks like a daylily leaf in there as well and do I see a bit of a honeysuckle vine??. Love the Woodruff. Great little ground cover and easier to control than the Bishops weed and lily of the valley that are actually a problem for me. Love ground covers but they can be a major pain.
    Then again the Pachy, English Ivy, and every other ground covers are mingling uncomfortably as well.. (sigh)

    My Home depot guys worked in the plumbing dept yesterday so they just fake their answers.

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    [QUOTE=Shmilty;9986 My Home depot guys worked in the plumbing dept yesterday so they just fake their answers.[/QUOTE]

    I am sure that must happen a lot! Trouble is if they say something with enough authority people believe them!

    I should also have said that taking plants to Home depot for id will deprive me of my enjoyment! I love doing the detective work to try and help id plants. I have been known to suddenly get an id sorted for a pic posted 3 months earlier. That is just SO very satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamesgirl View Post
    I just moved to a new house and i dont know whether to remove this plant or not. It is mostly in shady areas but its all over. The green & red plant is what im referring to. THANKS
    At last I have found the id of this plant!!! Sorry it took me so long... nearly 2 months.
    It is Persicaria virginiana Painter's Pallette.

    Google Image Result for http://www.gardencrossings.com/_ccLib/image/plants/DETA-456.jpg
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 05-31-2010 at 01:18 PM.

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