- Glechoma hederacea is a perennial, evergreen and aromatic plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Plants can reach a height of 1 ft. (0.3 m).
- Leaves are opposite, heart shaped, 0.8-1.2 in. (2-3 cm) wide, petiolate and scalloped.
- Flowering occurs March to July when tubular, lavender flowers appear in the axils of the leaves. Flowers are 0.4 in. (0.9 cm) long and come in clusters of two or more.
- Fruits are egg shaped, brown, and 0.04 in. (1 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- Glechoma hederacea is native to Eurasia and was introduced into North America, as an ornamental or medicinal plant, as early as the 1800s. It is common in moist areas, disturbed sites, low woods, lawns and along roadsides.
- Waggy, Melissa A. 2009. Glechoma hederacea. Fire Effects Information System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory
- University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program
- University of California, Jepson Flora Project
- Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
- Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
- University of Tennessee Extension
- Flora of China, www.eFloras.org
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN