Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in lawns, gardens, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Department of Transportation
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped corolla
4 slightly exserted stamens, curved under the upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Glechoma hederacea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Glechoma hederacea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-10-001:
Glecoma hederacea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ground Ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Creeping Charlie


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_glhe2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120211_040

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves are evergreen. Trailing stems root at the nodes to form mats, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Glechoma hederacea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_glechoma_hederacea_2

February        

Leaves reniform to reniform-cordate, coarsely crenate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Gill Newberry    gn03_g_hederaea_flower

March        

Upper lip small, notched at apex; the lower larger, 3-lobed, speckled with red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160331_203b

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_hederacea_1702

March    Polk County    NC

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Gill Newberry    gn04_glecoma_hederaceae

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_glecoma_sprig

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0504n_24

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0504n_24b

April    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_hederacea

April        

Corolla 2-lipped (lower lip larger), deeply 3-lobed and spotted, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Glechoma hederacea

JK Marlow    s050421_a

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowering stems are erect, and flowers (usually 3) arise from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s050421_a1

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are stalked, more or less round, and cordate at the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s060408_b

April    Anderson County    SC

Leaves roundish with blunt-lobed teeth, may be either smooth or hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_hederacea_73355

May        NC

Pisgah National Forest

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmghederacea_rm1

May        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands