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Plant ID, ground cover and fragrant

michaelw1michaelw1 Posts: 34


We have a low ground cover type plant that's growing from relatively shallow thin white roots. It's about 25cm high and has spread quite far. It's got quite a fragrant mint-like smell when pulled up, but not exactly mint as I know it. Thrives in shade under a hydrangea.

Have pulled up a lot of the roots, but small fragments are still shooting up. It breaks very easily making it difficult to lift the roots.

I got a photo of the latest one I've pulled up. Can anyone help me identify? 


Last edited: 22 May 2017 20:39:21


  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148

    Look like houtinia to me. has small white flowers.

  • michaelw1michaelw1 Posts: 34

    That's it! Fantastic.

    Been searching online for ages, should have just come straight here! Thanks so much

  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148


    glad to have helped. 

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