ground ivy USDA PLANTS SYMBOL: GLHE2
Glechoma hederacea L.
Synonym(s): creeping charlie, gill-over-the-ground, groundivy, haymaids

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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