Ontario Wildflowers website

Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) Other common names: Creeping Charlie, Gill-over-the-ground

Other scientific names: Nepeta glechoma, Nepeta hederacea

French names: Lierre terrestre

Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) - Leaves and flowers sort of similar.

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Meadows, Fields

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 86   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 46 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) flowers

Ground Ivy flowers are usually in pairs.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) flower

A single flower closeup - the flowers do vary a little bit.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) flower

Side view.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) leaves

Ground Ivy leaves are fairly distinctive.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) leaves

The leaves are in opposite pairs along a tariling stem.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) leaves

A mat of Ground Ivy.

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) plants

Ground Ivy in its favorite habitat: a lawn.

Range map for Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)