Low, mounding plant ?

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Date Photo Taken: 02/16/2013
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Posted By: WonderW

Notes:

I recently moved into a rental house and found this plant in a bed next to the house. The width of the plant is about 8-10″, and the height is 3-4″. I would love to know what it is and if it might have flowers in the spring or summer. This picture was taken 2-16-13, so I assume it stays green all year. Thanks in advance for help and advice!

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    possible coreopsis or penstemmon… What do the seed pods look like?

    February 19th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
  2. Wonder W Unregistered says:

    No evidence of seed pods…..but I only moved in to the house in late october, so I don’t know what it looks like in spring, summer or early fall.

    February 25th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    A lot of people have been tricked into removing the seed heads in the name of tidying.

    This terrible practice makes identification of the plants difficult, plus often means that dormant plants are killed when people attempt to plant that apparent empty spot in the flower bed.

    Additionally, removing the seed pods means less food for the songbirds, and an inability to seed propagate favourite plants… Plus a loss of winter interest.

    I’ve actually never heard a good reason for removing those seed heads, it’s a destructive practice that wastes effort, that could be better spent…

    March 1st, 2013 at 9:35 am
  4. Wonder W Unregistered says:

    Update to the original question: Now that spring is here, my mystery plant has flowers. Bright yellow single flowers about 3/4″ inch wide on stem about 5″ long.

    April 10th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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