||Glechoma hederacea L.
||Creeping charlie, field balm, cats-foot, and gill-over-the-hill.
||Perennial with creeping square stems and rounded leaves.
|| Cotyledons are spatulate and located on the end of a long
stalk. Leaves are opposite and shiny on the upper surface. A few sparse
hairs may be present. Seedlings are rarely found.
|True Leaves and Stem
|| Stems and leaves are mostly smooth with a few hairs. Leaves
are opposite and round, while leaf margins are made up of rounded teeth.
Stems are square and root at nodes.
||Fiberous, but has rhizomes also.
|Flower and Fruit
|| Pinkish-purple flowers found at the end of long trailing vegetative stems. Petals
are tubular. Fruit are egg-shaped nutlets (flat on two sides, round on the third).
||Has a distinctive "minty" smell (member of mint family).