Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy

Scientific Name – Glechoma hederacea L.
Family –Labiatae
Prostrate, creeping perennial with four-sided, hairy stems. Leaves, opposite, kidney-shaped to rounded, prominently veined and with scalloped margins. Readily roots at stem nodes. Flowers, bluish to purplish with red speckles, arranged in groups of three to seven at stem ends or leaf axils. Reproduces from seed and creeping stems. More common in shaded than full sunlight areas. Found in the eastern United States, extending south to the Piedmont region of the southern states; Georgia to Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, California, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Also occurs in Canada, Europe, and Asia.

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