Glechoma; Ground ivy, Alehoof, Creeping Charlie (or Charley), Catsfoot, Field Balm, Run-away-robin, Gill-over-the-ground, and Tunhoof. Mint family, (Lamiaceae). Glechoma is native to in southwestern Asia and Europe.
Glechoma hederacea is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper, spreading by stolons or by seed. When the foliage is crushed, it emits a distinct odor. Ground ivy produces blue to purplish-colored flowers in spring.
Glechoma thrives in moist shaded areas, but also tolerates sun. Glechoma will form dense mats particularly in shady areas where grass does not grow well. It can be particularly invasive in heavy, rich soils with good fertility, high moisture, and low boron content.