Gill-over-the-ground, Creeping Charlie, Catsfoot, Run-away-robin, Hedge maids, Alehoof, Tunhoof ... these are just a few of the names given to ground ivy, a member of the mint family found in moist shady areas, along hedgerows and buildings, and creeping through gardens and lawns. Though often considered a weed, the plant's aromatic leaves have played an important role in culinary history.
Today’s featured plant is Creeping Charlie, Glechoma hederacea. Creeping Charlie is also known as Alehoof, Catsfoot (from the size and shape of the leaf) creeping jenny, ground ivy, gill-over-the-ground, haymaids, field balm, run-away-robin and tunhoof. Range and Identification of Creeping