I moved some soil from one part of my garden to another recently. This seems to have caused fairly aggresive appearing of this ground cover (weed?): (leaves are smallish, 1cm long)

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In next two pictures you can see it 'in action':

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Here you can see it growing 'through' another plant:

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What is this plant?

Could it be CHICKWEED Stellaria media?

  • Where in the world are you? Location can be important for identification.
    – Niall C.
    Nov 29, 2017 at 18:19
  • I am near Copenhagen, Denmark, european hardness zone 8a.
    – VividD
    Nov 29, 2017 at 18:25
  • @NiallC. I see you are very good at IDing weeds (I read some answers of yours). What do you think?
    – VividD
    Nov 29, 2017 at 19:02
  • Growth pattern looks too "dense" for Stellaria media and your plant's leaves look yellower than I'd expect. gardening.stackexchange.com/q/29042/26 has some photos of S. media for comparison.
    – Niall C.
    Nov 29, 2017 at 19:20
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    Is stem round? Hairs just on one line (changing place between nodes?) Leaves without hairs? If it is Stellaria media, I would expect to see few flowers (on such large surface, but difficult to see them). Note a weed: you can eat it: it is very good. Birds like it. Nov 29, 2017 at 20:00

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Here is another idea; Ludwigia palustris an aquarium plant...Ludwigia palustris

  • I doesn't agree with the identification. I still think is one of the Stellaria (but not S. media, because it seems to have a square stems. Nov 30, 2017 at 9:13
  • Are the stems woody? If not, then it's not Euonymus.
    – Jurp
    Nov 30, 2017 at 12:32
  • The stems are not woody at all. Very soft carpet.
    – VividD
    Nov 30, 2017 at 15:07
  • Do these guys have their own roots? Are they trailing like vines? I thought Impatiens at first, Stellaria as well looks similar. They should be having flower buds by now, yes? Do any of your neighbors have this in their yard? I would, however, remove all ground cover from the base of your little tree. Copenhagen, Denmark? What a nice fall you are having...pull out an entire plant to include roots, hopefully buds. And send a picture of that?
    – stormy
    Nov 30, 2017 at 21:49
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    @stormy: I think it is better if you left the old answer (and delete it), instead of rewriting the answer. Now most comments are wrong. Nothing wrong on deleting answers. Dec 1, 2017 at 12:49

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