purple flowers (ID complete)

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Date Photo Taken: July 30, 2010
Location: Eatonton, GA
Posted By: virginiadrew


these are all over our yard I have been pulling them out but would like to know what they are.. they can create quite a mat of groundcover. good or bad weed?


  1. Dub Strickland Unregistered says:

    I believe it is elephantsfoot (Elephantopus tomentosus). There are several varieties. Other than being an aggressive grower I haven’t determined any problems with it.
    It grows well in the Sautee-Nacoochee area too.

    July 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
  2. Tammy Unregistered says:

    I think it’s an ajuga reptans. Ajuga/bugleweed,

    August 4th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  3. Shannon Pable Unregistered says:

    Dub is correct…looks like the plant had been mowed down so it’s a little stunted.


    August 6th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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