Lamiaceae
Glecoma hederacea

Ground-Ivy

Prostrate to decumbent, with upright stalks. Stems creeping, rooting at nodes, stalks square, with 4 sharp edges, somewhat hairy. Leaves with short petioles or sessile, hairy, nearly round, with coarse round teeth. Flowers lavender, on short stalks, in clusters at upper leaf axils. Flowers in 5-lobed calyx; pouch near base of funnel-shaped tube flared to 2 lips; upper lip divided into 2 shorter lobes, lower into 3 unequal longer lobes, darker spots near center. Grows in moist shaded places in disturbed soils at low elevations. Common weed in lawns and gardens.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--6 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No