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ground ivy
Glechoma hederacea L.

Overview

Appearance
Glechoma hederacea is a perennial, evergreen and aromatic plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Plants can reach a height of 1 ft. (0.3 m).
Foliage
Leaves are opposite, heart shaped, 0.8-1.2 in. (2-3 cm) wide, petiolate and scalloped.
Flowers
Flowering occurs March to July when tubular, lavender flowers appear in the axils of the leaves. Flowers are 0.4 in. (0.9 cm) long and come in clusters of two or more.
Fruit
Fruits are egg shaped, brown, and 0.04 in. (1 mm) long.
Ecological Threat
Glechoma hederacea is native to Eurasia and was introduced into North America, as an ornamental or medicinal plant, as early as the 1800s. It is common in moist areas, disturbed sites, low woods, lawns and along roadsides.

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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
This map identifies those states that consider this species either most troublesome or most common in at least one commodity. For more information, visit the MTMC project page.

State Regulated List
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   No Data for this state
   Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Glechoma

Other System Links

Plants: GLHE2
Bayer: GLEHE
GRIN: 316891
ITIS: 502801
NPDN Pest: PCOACBA
NPDN Host: 36386

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
creeping charlie, gill-over-the-ground, groundivy, haymaids

Related Scientific Names:

Glechoma hederacea var. micrantha Moric(Synonym)
Nepeta hederacea L.(Synonym)

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs