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On a hike through the woods in the Poconos I saw a wonderful little groundcover/vine that looks something like vinca.

(but has very small leaves with a light stripe down the middle). I would love to send in a photo of this and see if someone knows what it is and whether I can acquire it somewhere.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017  |  26 Views

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Our volunteers will attempt photo IDs of plants and trees from the Mid-Atlantic region. You can send photos by email to Ask A Gardener : askagardener@pennhort.org  We are assuming you just have one or two plants to id, not an extensive list. Please know that it is sometimes difficult to give a positive identification from a photo.

Please keep each image under 1 MB in size and include the following information for each photo (this information is adapted from instructions found on the University of Maryland Extension service web site)

  • Growing conditions (full sun, part shade, shade, windy, salt spray, etc.)

Photos (jpg file less than 1MB and in focus)

  • Tree and shrub photos should include a 12-24” branch with leaves, flowers, fruit or seed pods  as well as a photo of entire plant, if possible.
  • Flowers, weeds, and other herbaceous plant photos should show entire plant, preferably with flowers or seed heads.
  • Descriptions should include size and source (if known) of plant; color, aroma, and time of flowering; fruit, cone, etc.

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