This dark green shrub has been planted all along the side of the burke gilman. Each bush is about 1m tall and quite thick. The leaves are about 2.5 cm long and 1 cm wide-- dark green on top with a waxy coating making them appear very shiny. The bottoms of the leaves are a lighter green with three major veins splitting them into defined segments. Some of the shrubs have a few blue flowers, but not all of them. The flowers actually appear old, could they be left from last year? or is this a winter blooming plant? The plants are otherwise totally covered in small buds that appear to be leaves, not flower buds. I wonder if they were chosen simply for aesthetic reasons or if the plants serve to help the soil from eroding down onto the trail.
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