Spring Wildflowers

Invasive Plants to be Avoided -

Creeping Charley, Gill-over-the-ground, or Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

An alien of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family found April - July on roadsides, lawns, shady spots.  It is a creeping, ivy-like plant with scalloped roundish or kidney-shaped leaves, often purplish.  Flowers are violet in whorls in leaf axils.  Because of its creeping growth habit it withstands close mowing and can become invasive.

To learn more about Creeping charley (Ground ivy), visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database