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Ononis repens

 
Ononis repens
restharrow

Common name restharrow
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple/pink (July-August)
Size 6"
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Creeping groundcover with nice two-tone summer pea-flowers. Although I like its cheerful appearance, I've come to resent its tendency to spread by roots and put down deep taproots where it gets established. I tolerate only a small patch of it, but would greatly appreciate it if I needed a tough groundcover for a sloped garden area. Right on the fine line between weeds and garden flowers, in my book.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back yard island

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