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Anyone recognize this?

This was growing by a city park sign as if it had been planted but it is clearly not being treated that way. Can anyone tell what it is?
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Re: Anyone recognize this?

Looks like sedum to me. They are like succulents and will root from stems dropped and laying on the ground.
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Second vote for a sedum. Most likely "Autumn Sedum", since that's the most popular & frequent one out & about.
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Re: Anyone recognize this?

If you're in a suburban area, likely sedum, because I've seen people plant various kinds of it as an ornamental in their hedges and yard borders. Cheers.

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Re: Anyone recognize this?

Thank you both. Yes, I think autumn sedum is exactly what it is. It was growing right next to this flower which also looks planted but uncared for. I think this is creeping phlox.
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Yup - "Creeping Phlox" that certainly is. Oh, my previous post should have said "Autumn Joy" sedum rather than "Autumn Sedum". That really is the most popular variety out there, & was even more so way back when. Has very attractive pinkish-coppery flowers in late summer/early fall.
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Re: Anyone recognize this?

If parks didn't take a dim view of people digging up their plants, I would go salvage these two and put them in my own yard.

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Well, sedums are easily propagated by cuttings, so while I don't want to lead you down a path of crime, perhaps you could take a snip or two to start in your own garden. The Creeping Phlox would be a bit harder, since it's propagated by division, which would mean digging unless you could pull some up with roots attached. Again - not recommending, just musing. . . . :wink:
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