Scientific Name: Clecoma hederacea L.
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OTHER COMMON NAME: creeping Charlie
LIFE CYCLE: Perennial; reproduces by seed and underground stems (A).
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Creeping stems are square and slightly hairy; circular leaves have rounded or scalloped edges, no hairs and are arranged in pairs along stem (B); purplish flowers have two lips and are arranged in clusters at base of leaf stalk (C).
LOCATION: In shade near buildings or shrubs.