Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea): An introduced perennial belonging to the family lamiaceae. Prostrate, creeping plant with a shallow root system. Four sided stems grow from 15 to 30 inches long and may root at the nodes. Leaves are almost round to kidney shaped, borne on long petioles. The flowers are 2-lipped, tubular shaped,bluish-purple, borne in small clusters in the axils of the leaves. Found on poorly drained sites with rich soil. Will survive in shade or full sun.
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