One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there!

Have you seen this growing about?

Let us know in the comments, and I’ll return later with your answer!

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As one of our regular readers said, the important thing to know about this plant is you can never get rid of it! So true.

Creeping Charlie, or what Miz Flora’s wildflower guide calls Gill-Over-The Ground, Glechoma hederacea, is a member of the Mint Family. (Bet you can see the square stem!) Rather than standing upright, it creeps, putting down new roots where the nodes touch moist ground.

The blue or violet flowers bloom in spring and early summer, and because it’s a common plant, they feed bees while the other plants are getting going. The blossoms are quite small–meaning we had a really touch time getting a close photo.

But we are sure you can find one in your lawn to check them out!

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5 thoughts on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. I should know what this, having worked in lawn care for many years. But that was a long time ago. ~grin~ My, how time flies. I look forward to the answer.

  2. Someone I knew thought it was Oregano growing on her property, but with some research I think she called it Creeping Charlie. I have some on my property, and from my experience it does smell spicy when you mow it. 🙂

    • Oh, that’s a good note. We’ll have to break some and check it. When the ‘lawn’ here is mowed, there are so many plants growing in it besides grass that the scent could be form any of them.
      Hickory

  3. Up here we call that creeping charlie. There are other things we call it too, that I can’t type here. 🙂 The most important thing to remember about it is that you can never get rid of it. But you have to keep trying.

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