Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Ground ivyIf you walk on a patch of Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) leaves at any time of the year, you’ll notice a distinctive odor rising from the bruised leaves.  This plant, now growing throughout North America, is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family.

Although it’s frequently considered to be a “weed,” some people enjoy the masses of purple flowers which can be seen in early spring.  Here’s a closer view of those blossoms.

Ground ivy

Watch this video about Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) to learn more about the plant’s identifying characteristics.

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One Response to Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

  1. Brian says:

    Your videos are amazing and informative. Thank you!

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