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Old 30-03-2003, 05:56 PM
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Default Can/should I move common speedwell to between flagstones?

My van Bourgondien catalogue recommends, among other things, Turkish
Veronica as a rugged creeper for use in rock gardens on sunlit paths.
At a cost of $8 per plant. The picture doesn't look that different from
the common speedwell that is now blooming in the DC/Baltimore metro
area. Can I just move whatever local stuff I find into my flagstone
path? That is, of course I know I CAN, but will it serve to keep out
other weeds and behve just like the expensive stuff?


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There are several different creeping annual Veronica species currently
flowering in the DC/Baltimore metro area. If you look at them carefully, you
will see differences in the flowers, inflorescence, fruit capsules, leaf
shape and pubescence.

The "Turkish Veronica" to which you allude is probably a perennial species.
Since several different species of Veronica occur in Turkey, could you
provide tha actual species name?

The annual species will die before summer but the perennials will persist.
The latter are sometimes used as ground cover.


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My van Bourgondien catalogue recommends, among other things, Turkish
Veronica as a rugged creeper for use in rock gardens on sunlit paths.
At a cost of $8 per plant. The picture doesn't look that different from
the common speedwell that is now blooming in the DC/Baltimore metro
area. Can I just move whatever local stuff I find into my flagstone
path? That is, of course I know I CAN, but will it serve to keep out
other weeds and behve just like the expensive stuff?



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Old 31-03-2003, 09:56 AM
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Cereoid+10+ wrote:
There are several different creeping annual Veronica species currently
flowering in the DC/Baltimore metro area. If you look at them carefully, you
will see differences in the flowers, inflorescence, fruit capsules, leaf
shape and pubescence.

The "Turkish Veronica" to which you allude is probably a perennial species.
Since several different species of Veronica occur in Turkey, could you
provide tha actual species name?


Veronica liwanensis.

The annual species will die before summer but the perennials will persist.
The latter are sometimes used as ground cover.


Ah, I see. Thanks for pointing this out.


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My van Bourgondien catalogue recommends, among other things, Turkish
Veronica as a rugged creeper for use in rock gardens on sunlit paths.
At a cost of $8 per plant. The picture doesn't look that different from
the common speedwell that is now blooming in the DC/Baltimore metro
area. Can I just move whatever local stuff I find into my flagstone
path? That is, of course I know I CAN, but will it serve to keep out
other weeds and behve just like the expensive stuff?






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Old 31-03-2003, 04:44 PM
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Is this your Turkish Veronica?

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/p...dem/Z750.shtml

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/psel/ps9705.html


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Cereoid+10+ wrote:
There are several different creeping annual Veronica species currently
flowering in the DC/Baltimore metro area. If you look at them carefully,

you
will see differences in the flowers, inflorescence, fruit capsules, leaf
shape and pubescence.

The "Turkish Veronica" to which you allude is probably a perennial

species.
Since several different species of Veronica occur in Turkey, could you
provide tha actual species name?


Veronica liwanensis.

The annual species will die before summer but the perennials will

persist.
The latter are sometimes used as ground cover.


Ah, I see. Thanks for pointing this out.


spampot wrote in message
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My van Bourgondien catalogue recommends, among other things, Turkish
Veronica as a rugged creeper for use in rock gardens on sunlit paths.
At a cost of $8 per plant. The picture doesn't look that different from
the common speedwell that is now blooming in the DC/Baltimore metro
area. Can I just move whatever local stuff I find into my flagstone
path? That is, of course I know I CAN, but will it serve to keep out
other weeds and behve just like the expensive stuff?








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These both look like the photos in my catalogue, thanks. The main
difference between these and what I see growing wild is that the local
stuff has single blossoms instead of the clusters shown here, and the
flowers aren't as thick or mat-like (i.e. there are more leaves than
flowers).

Cereoid+10+ wrote:
Is this your Turkish Veronica?

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/p...dem/Z750.shtml

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/psel/ps9705.html


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Cereoid+10+ wrote:

There are several different creeping annual Veronica species currently
flowering in the DC/Baltimore metro area. If you look at them carefully,


you

will see differences in the flowers, inflorescence, fruit capsules, leaf
shape and pubescence.

The "Turkish Veronica" to which you allude is probably a perennial


species.

Since several different species of Veronica occur in Turkey, could you
provide tha actual species name?


Veronica liwanensis.


The annual species will die before summer but the perennials will


persist.

The latter are sometimes used as ground cover.


Ah, I see. Thanks for pointing this out.


spampot wrote in message
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My van Bourgondien catalogue recommends, among other things, Turkish
Veronica as a rugged creeper for use in rock gardens on sunlit paths.
At a cost of $8 per plant. The picture doesn't look that different from
the common speedwell that is now blooming in the DC/Baltimore metro
area. Can I just move whatever local stuff I find into my flagstone
path? That is, of course I know I CAN, but will it serve to keep out
other weeds and behve just like the expensive stuff?











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