Can anyone tell me what this is? Ground cover perennials

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I just moved into a new house a few months ago, and new flowers and foliage keep popping up daily. I used to live in Las Vegas and had desert low maintenance landscape and now in green western new york. I claim to have a black thumb but determined to turn it green. If anyone can help me identify these, that would be great, since there were tons of weeds around it, I didn't realize there was anything there, I may have killed some with my homemade weed killer. The blossom/flower is small that's why I captured my foot in the photo, so you can see the comparison of size. They are definitely a ground cover perennial. Thank you in advance.
q can anyone tell me what this is
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  • Byr12201606 Byr12201606 on Jun 05, 2017
    The flower looks like an Ice plant.

  • Kim Doherty Kim Doherty on Jun 05, 2017
    It is called Dianthis. It will spread and get larger each year. The flowers will get a few inches high. Gets better each year. Comes in several colors. I love it. I've plant flowers are larger in diameter.

  • Kim Doherty Kim Doherty on Jun 05, 2017
    Supposed to say Ice Plant flowers

  • Gra24586470 Gra24586470 on Jun 05, 2017
    It is called an ice plant

  • Min5883353 Min5883353 on Jun 05, 2017
    I have the ground cover in my garden. It is called the creeping Phlox. They come in different colors and bloom in the Spring.

  • APatton APatton on Jun 05, 2017
    Phlox has smaller flowers-Ice Plant has (poofy) fuller leaves. Looking at the flower and leaves all together, it looks like Dianthis. Kind of a small carnation. Take your pic to your local nursery to get a for sure answer. Good luck!!

  • Tracie Fellows Tracie Fellows on Jun 05, 2017
    Spelling may be wrong, but it's Portulacca. It will be back each year, and comes in many colors. People used to use it in "rock gardens". My Mom loved it & so do I 🌝

    • Donna Litt Perkins Donna Litt Perkins on Jun 05, 2017
      I thought portulaca too. Google some images and get a close look as you're there with the plant! I cant enlarge to see the leaves well.

  • APatton APatton on Jun 05, 2017
    By golly, I think you're correct! I hadn't thought of portulaca-good call, Tracie!!

  • Just peachy Just peachy on Jun 05, 2017
    Dianthus

  • Marilu Rush Marilu Rush on Jun 05, 2017
    Creeping flox

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2017
    not dianthus,portulaca,....The photo could be clearer.not ice plant either they have different foliage. possibly creeping phlox

  • Marge Marge on Jun 05, 2017
    From the picture it looks like dianthus. If it has a spicy sweet scent then I would definitely say dianthus.

  • Karin Karin on Jun 05, 2017
    I was thinking portulaca, particularly if the flowers come in several colors. Ice plants' leaves are like short green straws that taper to a close at the top.

  • Kat22104222 Kat22104222 on Jun 06, 2017
    creeping dianthus! Makes great ground cover and will come back

  • 512181 512181 on Jun 06, 2017
    I believe it is dianthus. It might have been mowed down and that is why it is so short and not flowering as much as it usually does. Portulaca has a more succulent looking leaf. Creeping phlox has a smaller flower and a finer leaf.
    Dianthus smells like carnations.

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    Thank you all so much! The flower looks exactly like dianthus, but the plant part looks exactly like portulaca. It lso looks exactly like creeping phlox, I'm going to take another picture with my nice camera, thank you all again. You've been more helpful than anyone for this.

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    Better pic, it's a 20 mega pixel, I can't get any better, lol.

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    Every time I post a picture it comes out so unclear on this site.

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    One more

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    It's also raining, so those pictures are in the rain. The stem looks like a mini carnation when I separate it, they're all twisted together. The flower is bright pink and thin , with a dark inner circle. I haven't smelled them, because it's raining, but I will.

  • Lenore Lenore on Jun 06, 2017
    Video of other plants /flowers I need help identifying. The original in question is at the end of the video. I planted the kalanchoe myself. Thanks all