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Muehlenbeckia axillaris

Muehlenbeckia axillaris
The straight species
creeping wire vine

Common name creeping wire vine
Family polygonaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers insignificant (late spring-early summer)
Size 2-4"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant when established

Vigorous evergreen groundcover, forms a mat of tiny dark-green leaves. The new growth is supposed to be bronze, but somehow I've missed that in our hectic spring seasons. Our first specimen, in our Pennsylvania garden, was the cultivar 'Nana', which presumably grows more compact; in Texas I bought a plant unlabeled as to cultivar, which I'll treat as the plain species unless I figure out otherwise. So far, it certainly has been more vigorous.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, left fence border

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