Please help me identify this plant

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I do not know what this plant is and I am asking for your expertise with it. I can't tell you much about it except for..it grows fast and everywhere. This is not my plant but I have acquired some of it and would love to know what it is. Thank you so very much!
please help me identify this plant, gardening
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  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 13, 2013
    possibly sedum
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Sep 13, 2013
    can you get a closer shot of the leaves, it is a little blurry for me. There are a couple of things that come to mind, but it would be helpful to get a better look at the leaf structure.
  • Vickie Lanham Vickie Lanham on Sep 13, 2013
    looks like sedum
  • Waysouth Waysouth on Sep 14, 2013
    anyone know which sedum?
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Sep 14, 2013
    @Tracey T the plant is in deed from sedum family. It is very hardy and grows as a ground cover or makes a lovely hanging plant in a pot as you have depicted. It is a perennial. I love this plant as it is also hardy in Canada :) Here is a site that has more info http://plantlust.com/plants/sedum-rupestre-angelina/
  • Jacinth Barnett Jacinth Barnett on Sep 14, 2013
    Thanks for sharing your sharing your beautiful garden. My golden lantanas are blooming beautifully too. I live in Jamaica so I will be seeing blooms all year round.
  • Gary DeVries Gary DeVries on Sep 14, 2013
    Yes, it is a sedum. It does make a great ground cover but it does tend to be invasive. If you dig any of it out, don't drop any of it. It WILL come up where it is dropped. That's the curse AND the beauty of this plant. VERY low maintenance.
  • Patricia W Patricia W on Sep 14, 2013
    This is not sedum. This is Wooly Thyme. I sold tons of it in our nursery. This is normal when it is an a pot. It should be allowed to spread across in a rock garden, or along a wall.. Trim it back to the top, it will come back beautiful in the spring.
  • I'm in agreement that it's Wooly Thyme. It looks so nice when it is allowed to spread.
  • Brenda Cantrell Brenda Cantrell on Sep 15, 2013
    WE HAVE ALWAYS CALLED IT GRANDMA'S MOSS BECAUSE THE OLDER LADIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ALWAYS HAD SOME GROWING. MAKES A LOVELY HANGING POT OR IF YOU USE OLD FARM IMPLEMENTS YOU CAN PUT IN PAN UNDER THEM. DIFFERENT WAY TO USE IT. GROWS NICELY IN ROCK GARDEN. IT IS INVASIVE SO WATCH BREAKING A PIECE OFF IT ROOTS EASILY. IT HAS YELLOW FLOWERS IN THE SPRING. I HAVE SOME IN OLD WORN OUT SEED SPREADER THAT IS RED AND GREEN. USE YOUR IMAGINATION WHERE YOU WANT IT. GOOD LUCK
  • Rose S Rose S on Sep 15, 2013
    The picture is a bit blurry, but I have a similar pot full if Creeping Jenny. I ave some hanging from a pot in a tree, some planted in the rocks in my pond waterfall, some in the ground. Can e invasive, but comes back every year.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Sep 15, 2013
    When I bought mine, it was labeled Creeping Jenny. I have it in a large pot with Persian Carpet n the middle. It's quite a show. And best of all, the both come back every year
  • Donna Donna on Sep 15, 2013
    it's creeping Jenny. Very invasive
  • Courtney Clements Courtney Clements on Sep 15, 2013
    I also believe this to be a type of sedum. I brought a SMALL amount from my Grandmother's years ago & now have it all over & have shared it with many people!
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Sep 15, 2013
    Looks like Creeping Jenny to me and it does spread easily but it fills in between flowers so the ground is not bare! I love it and you have free fillers for your patio pots with this too.
  • Jeannie Tews Jeannie Tews on Sep 15, 2013
    Looks like Creeping Jenny to me as well.
  • Eyesdebo Eyesdebo on Sep 15, 2013
    Looks like Sedum (golden carpet). Is covered in tiny yellow blooms in spring. Spreads quickly & a great ground cover. I have ALOT of this....
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    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 19, 2013
      @Eyesdebo Oh I can't wait for it to take off. It all sounds so nice! Thank you for your help and when I get it going I will post another pic so you can see it!
  • Diane Ray Diane Ray on Sep 15, 2013
    sedium will produce small purple floers,its grows like carezy.one of my favs
  • Lori Lori on Sep 15, 2013
    oki just looked up creeping Jenny and I have it growing in my yard and it does not look like this at all . So I am going to go with.. Sedum, yep, that's my finial answer. Oh, just went to see if I could find it, think I did and it is called a Sedum - Angelina. Which I have some of that also. Good luck
  • Mary Mary on Sep 15, 2013
    This looks like Angelina sedum or creeping Jenny...can't really tell from the picture which. Both are ground covers. Angelina sedum will put on pretty little yellow flowers and will turn a beautiful bronze/golden come fall. Jenny will not flower but will be a beautiful yellow/green ground cover. I have both...one as a ground cover (Jenny) and the other (sedum) as container plant.....handing over the sides.
  • Patricia Moore Patricia Moore on Sep 15, 2013
    I have it in my bird bath & it is beautiful. Everyone loves it & so do the birds they play in it. Every were it falls it takes root. Just have to drill a hole in it to drain. I also have it in a big swan & it is very pretty.
  • Donna Rakes Donna Rakes on Sep 15, 2013
    i have this on the ground with my flowers,ad it runs like crazy,,,,,creeping Jenny it is,love it!,
  • Diane Howard Diane Howard on Sep 15, 2013
    It is from the cactus family and I would love to do some trading with you. I've got the hens and chickens that spread like that and would be lovely next to it. I love it.
  • Ellen H Ellen H on Sep 15, 2013
    Possibly sedum - do the leave feel smooth and thick? (Sedum is a succulent). It could also be Creeping Jenny, which is not a succulent, leaves are thin and smooth with a delicate feel (although Creeping Jenny is anything but delicate). I am not familiar with wooly thyme which someone suggested but I looked it up and the leaves are describes as "densely hairy" which is nothing like sedum or Creeping Jenny.
  • Sue Sue on Sep 15, 2013
    I believe it looks like sedum, yes and my mom used to call it moss...I believe creeping Jenny has bigger more round leaves than this http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/lysimachia-nummularia-aurea-golden-creeping-jenny.aspx and http://mountaincrestgardens.com/sarmentosum.html
  • Elaine Jungling Elaine Jungling on Sep 15, 2013
    doesn't look at all like my creeping jeanny, looks like my baby tears
  • D Nielsen D Nielsen on Sep 15, 2013
    Looks like goldilocks
  • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 15, 2013
    Thank you all so very much!! My question has been answered, I appreciate all your help and all the extra stories of your own!!!
  • Mike Mike on Sep 15, 2013
    I believe "samentosum" is correct.
  • Jeannie Tews Jeannie Tews on Sep 16, 2013
    Lol...so what's the final answer?
    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 16, 2013
      @Jeannie Tews I think I am going to have to wait on that until I get it and compare it to all the great answers!
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Sep 16, 2013
    I still say it is "Creeping Jenny" or "Moneywort" is another name for it!
    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 16, 2013
      @Elaine Simmons I will put up a better picture when I get it. That is what I thought it was. Thank you!
  • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 16, 2013
    I think I am going to have to wait on that until I get it and compare it to all the great answers!
  • Sue Sue on Sep 16, 2013
    You are very welcome...I love gardening just don't do as much now that I am older..I was glad to help
  • Belle Story Maedke Belle Story Maedke on Sep 16, 2013
    it is a sedum, I have it in my large whiskey barrel and love it, by the time Fall arrives it is very large and hangs almost to the ground....I love it
  • Belle Story Maedke Belle Story Maedke on Sep 16, 2013
    oh and mine gets little yellow flowers on it too
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Sep 17, 2013
    Yes, mine gets little yellow flowers on it too. I don't think they do that until it is mature.
  • Kari Olar Kari Olar on Sep 17, 2013
    Looks like delosperma 'Iceplant'.
    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 17, 2013
      @Kari Olar Thank you, I haven't heard of this before. I will have to look that up and do some comparing.
  • Susan Susan on Sep 18, 2013
    It looks a little like 'baby tears'
    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 18, 2013
      @Susan Thank you for your feedback, I am going to post a pic of it when I get it..so I can compare it to the many great answers
  • Robin Kane Robin Kane on Sep 18, 2013
    common name baby tears... needs to be separated cut into fours re-pot and one month later fertilize. now you have four to share with friends !!!
    • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 18, 2013
      @Robin Kane thanks! I will do just that! I love to share my plants with others, that's why I am on a sight called Listia. You can get all kinds of different plants, trees, seeds and bulbs! If anyone wants an invite please let me know and I will get right on it!
  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Sep 19, 2013
    Interesting. I have something that looks very much like this, a sedum though I've never known the variety. But Eyesdebo's answer fits what I have: spreads quickly with small yellow flowers in the spring. (Thanks, E., for giving me a name!) And as Gary said it grows where it's dropped. Don't know if it's the same plant you have but it sure looks like it.
  • Judy Bryant Judy Bryant on Sep 19, 2013
    I have this too it was my grannies and thankfully you can not kill it and it comes back every year i have gave pieces to so many .. and its so pretty :)
  • Kim McKinney Kim McKinney on Sep 19, 2013
    Creeping Jenny
  • Lisamariaweiss Lisamariaweiss on Oct 24, 2013
    Tracy, can you post a super close up picture so I can see the leaves? I am leaning toward creeping jenny too but it's hard to see the architecture of the leaf from your photo!
  • Frankie Laney Frankie Laney on Oct 24, 2013
    I don't believe it's creeping jenny or baby tears. My garden has lots of both of those. It could very well be one of the 1,700 varieties of Sedum. You'll need to go online, here's a couple of good sites: http://www.allengardenclub.org/Texas_Garden_Links.html http://plants.usda.gov/java/
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Nov 09, 2013
    @Tracey T this is definitely a sedum plant. Can't find the name, but it is hardy outdoors. Have used this in my planters as I love the way thay trail and come back every year and I live in zone 5. Looked up images for sedum, could find the pic but not the name. Perhaps @Douglas Hunt could help?
  • Jo Berkley Jo Berkley on Nov 10, 2013
    I have the same thing growing everywhere in my front an back yard it's called sedium very eay to grow I have several bird baths an put it there an big tubs an had one in a planter just like what your showing an recently gave it to a cousin visiting here from Waco, Texas, I live in Oklahoma City, It comes back every year. be glad to share.
  • Audrey Audrey on Dec 27, 2013
    The leaves look too tiny to be creeping jenny. I wish the picture were closer in... I would vote with the woolly thyme. From the picture it could also be baby tears. Sedum's are all succulents I believe. We planted a sedum garden in a dry rock wall we built and they were ALL succulent varieties. The only kind of creeping jenny I know has bigger round leaves that are a lighter green in colour. The thyme will have a wonderful fragrance. If you wiggle your hand in the leaves, your hand will smell so good. We have used thyme as a ground cover as well as creeping jenny. Both can be pretty invasive. Baby tears are a very sweet plant that, if kept trimmed, can look like a pretty leafy ball! Good luck!
  • Kathy Davis Kathy Davis on Dec 27, 2013
    I have a similar plant I received from a friend and she called it Pot of Gold and is a sedum.
  • Vivian Clay Vivian Clay on Dec 27, 2013
    Can't see real good. Inch plant .( grows an inch a day)."Don't put it in your yard or allow it fall in your yard ,as it grows very vigorously. Keep in a pot.
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Dec 28, 2013
    Kind of looks like "String of Pearls" but maybe the leaves are not round enough. http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2008/08/15/chgrpt/03970a.jpg
    • Marlene Wilson Marlene Wilson on Dec 29, 2013
      @Elaine Simmons It's not string of pearls,I have the same plant but don't know the name of it.My mother-in-law had string of pearls long ago but i supposed hers died,don't know,would love to have some.
  • Mary Mary on Dec 28, 2013
    It looks just like my Angelina Sedum, from what I can see. Mine is planted on both ends of my steps in pots that look similar to what you have. I cut mine back every few years so that it doesn't get as long as yours since the pot is sitting on the ground. It is beautiful in the summer, very green....fall is a beautiful time for it as it turns a yellow/golden color. Winter it's not so pretty but not much else is either. Google Angelina sedum and see if your leaves look like these.
  • Gigi Gigi on Dec 29, 2013
    I am pretty sure it's Sedum and will bloom yellow in the Spring.
  • Martha grundmann Martha grundmann on Nov 15, 2016
    It is called golden money penny or more often virginia creeper. It is a perennial and spreads like wild fire, so pay close attention to its growth.
    • Allison Towne Mackay Allison Towne Mackay on Jan 22, 2017
      Virginia Creeper is a climbing vine. Had it all over my house. Invasive but pretty. Had to cut it back when the brick walls were getting cracks.
  • Rachel Rachel on Dec 13, 2016
    IT LOKS LIKE SEDUM. dOES IT GET A SMALL YELLOW FLOWER IN SPRING?
  • Lisamariaweiss Lisamariaweiss on Dec 14, 2016
    You can buy this variety of sedum at the nursery in San Juan Capistrano off camino Capistrano by the gulf course, just east of the freeway. I can't think of the name of the nursery. All the sedums are lined up on the north side of the nursery along the back wall behind the vegetable and herb section.
  • Lisamariaweiss Lisamariaweiss on Dec 14, 2016
    Sorry, golf course!

  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on Jan 11, 2017
    my grand ma had this plant when I was a kid she called it running moss. The birds loved it to make their nest. She used to hang it from the ceiling on her old front porch and it would run to the floor if the birds would leave it alone I remember when I was a kid every bird nest we found was woven tight with grandma's plant
  • Dixie Dixie on Jan 21, 2017
    It looks like Creeping Jenny to me. They like a LOT of water and are good in and around ponds.
  • Sandy Turner Sandy Turner on Feb 04, 2017
    It is too small to be a Virginia creeper. Va. creepers will kill trees if it climbs one.