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We found this seemingly ornamental plant somewhere in the midwestern United States; does anyone know what it is?enter image description here

It's fairly low to the ground. Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ If you add some more information about this plant for example widness of leafs, specify the somewhere part of your question and you might get your answer. $\endgroup$
    – L.Diago
    May 31, 2018 at 22:39

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From the general appearance, and from the opposite leaves (seen if you look carefully in the enlarged photo) I think this is Euoynmous europaeus (Wikipedia entry). Specimens I've seen can grow like a ground cover, similar to your picture, but they also get shrubby/woody. It is not native to the US. We'd need more details/pictures to be sure, but I'm guessing from how you worded the question these might not be available.

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  • $\begingroup$ Euonymus europeus has green twigs that are square in cross-section. There are hardly any other species (in Europe) that have this, so it is a very distinctive feature. $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Aug 29, 2018 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ It will also climb a vertical surface. $\endgroup$ Oct 10, 2019 at 19:16
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I think it is Vinca minor, or periwinkle. I'm from IL and it is a common landscaped ground cover around me. It is opposite, low growing, and woody. Check out https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/periwinkle.htm to confirm, I can't give any more of a detailed answer without a more detailed picture.

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