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Ground ivy, Creeping Charlie
Lamiaceae
Glechoma hederacea


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Lamiaceae Family

Glechoma Genus

Location

Origin: Eurasia

U.S. Distribution: Throughout the eastern half of the U.S.



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Lamiales
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Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
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Core Eudicots
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Eukaryota
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Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie, Gill-over-the-ground, lierre terrestre

Height: Spreading

Foliage: Opposite, palmately veined, rounded kidney shaped, bright green, minty odor

Flowers: Small bluish-purple, in axillary clusters

Bloom time: May to July

Habitat: Lawns and orchards, damp shaded areas, spreads from under shrubs and across ground rooting at nodes

Soil: Rich moist soil

Other: A member of the mint family. Brought by English settlers, used as a household herb. Used to flavor beer before the use of hops became popular. Contains large amounts of iron, so it is a good addition to compost piles.

"University of Vermont Extension"
This pest causes problems by:

How to get rid of it:
Other: A member of the mint family. Brought by English settlers, used as a household herb. Used to flavor beer before the use of hops became popular. Contains large amounts of iron, so it is a good addition to compost piles.



Ground ivy, Creeping Charlie - Pests
Ground ivy, Creeping Charlie - Pests - May 17, 2009

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