Wildflowers of New York

Creeping Charlie

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Gill over the Ground
- Glechoma hederacea


Mint Family
AKA: Creeping Charlie - Ground Ivy
Naturalized alien - garden escapee

The leaves have a peppery flavor and can be used cooked as a pot herb, fresh salad green or brewed as a tea high in vitamin C. It also has a long history of being used as a medicinal herb for various aliments.

While most people look at it as a weed, I see it as a nice ground cover

Found: Field, shady spots, lawns
Height: Stems grow up to 18 inch or so
April - July bloom time

Gill Over the Ground

Gill Over the Ground


 

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