Glechoma Hederacea and Growing Charlie are both substitute names for ground ivy. Ground ivy is green with fan-like, small leaves. The leaves are opposite one another on the stem and are usually 2-3 cm in length. Occasionally you will see small blue flowers on the stem as well. Ground ivy will grow mostly in shaded, moist areas but it can also survive in the sunlight. Ground ivy is a very aggressive weed that can spread rapidly if not treated. The weed is very common in the Northeast and takes up soil where grass can grow. There have been no signs that ground ivy is poisonous and some cultures even use the leaves for tea and medicine.
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