Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), also known as ‘Creeping Charlie’, ‘Creeping Jenny’ and ‘Gill-Overthe- Ground’, is a common perennial, evergreen weed found throughout New Jersey. It thrives in shady, moist areas in low wooded habitats, along roadsides, and in disturbed sites. From such places it can easily invade home lawns and can quickly crowd out the more desirable turfgrass. True to its name, it creeps along the soil surface and forms roots where the leaves join the stem.
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Creeping Charlie; Creeping Jenny
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