Scleranthus uniflorus: A tuft forming groundcover mounding plant with light green, closely-packed, grass-like leaves. It forms a neat, dense cushion of tiny needle like leaves that can resemble miniature grass in spring/summer is covered with tiny, double-headed flowers. It will grown to a height of 5cm and a spread of around 1 metere, but in the correct conditions, it hugs the ground and resembles a fine miniature grass or meadow.

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Lawn substitute. Once planted with thirsty turf, this dymondia "lawn" in Los Altos offers the same utility - a visually soothing expanse of green.

The very tiny Irish Moss seeds create a moss-like, emerald-green foliage that forms a compact 1 - 2 inch tall carpet. Sagina Subulata ground cover is excellent for planting between flagstones. Grown as a lawn substitute, it creates the effect of a moss-covered meadow. Irish Moss is very soft to walk on barefoot, and it has a slightly spongy feel to it. ~ I like the sound of this!

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