Glechoma hederaceae

Ground Ivy


Creeping Charlie, Cats-foot, Field Balm, Alehoof, Tunhoof, Run-away-robin

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Creeping stolons and less commonly by seed
Leaf Margin: Broad rounded teeth
Leaf Hairs: None Leaf Structure: Round, kidney- or heart-shaped Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Root Type: Fibrous Flower Color: Purple



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: Bromoxynil, Carfentrazone, Fluroxypyr, Mesotrione, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

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