Glechoma hederacea L.
Family: Lamiaceae
creeping-Charlie, gill-over-the-ground, ground-ivy
Glechoma hederacea image
Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Glechoma: Greek name for thyme or pennyroyal
Plants: erect to creeping, perennial, 1"-16" tall forb with rank odor; stems square
Leaves: opposite, all similar, stalked, rounded with rounded teeth
Flowers: purple, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" long; flower drawing inflorescence usually 3 short-stalked flowers in loose whorls from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: moderate moisture; disturbed sites, woods, lawns
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Invasiveness: Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive