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