ID Please: Ground cover plant

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Bryan_, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Bryan_

    Bryan_ Member

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    This plant has literally taken over a flower garden. Not sure if it is weed/invasive species or something common. If desirable and knew what it is I can prune it way back or rip it out. Only about 8" high, haven't seen it flower.
     

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  3. Bryan_

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    Thanks, that rings a bell, I planted some dollar store seeds last year and remember the name buttercup on the label. Think I will give it a heavy pruning.
     
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    there are desirable varieties of buttercup
     
  5. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Heavy pruning will help prevent flowering and seeding but it won't stop buttercup from spreading; something it does vigorously via rhizomes. There is no variety of common buttercup which would be welcome in my garden. I would make exceptions for the fairly rare native species but most invading our gardens are from elsewhere.
     
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