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Sunday Snapshot: Creeping Charlie

It has a lot of names–creeping charlie, ground ivy, gill-over-the-ground. It’s a weed. But its tiny, delicate, detailed flowers are potent enough to turn acres of fields purple soon after the last hard freeze of the year. When Creeping Charlie is fighting the dandelions for space in my backyard, I know it is spring.

Creeping Charlie (or, more officially, Glechoma hederacea.)

Creeping Charlie (or, more officially, Glechoma hederacea.)