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