Gill Over the Ground or Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea
Lamiaceae or Mint Family


A creeping, spreading plant with blue-violet, irregular, trumpet-shaped flowers in leafy clusters.  Leaves opposite on stem, heart shaped, with scalloped edges.  Blooms from early spring into early summer.

A weed of waste places.  Occasional along the Riverway and Wildwood Drive. 

Somewhat resembles purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum), but that plant has smaller, red-purple flowers and purplish upper leaves.