Ground Ivy or Joy: Creeping Charlie: Field Balm.

Nepeta hederacea. Mint Family. Apr. - July.

A plant with creeping stem, 6 - 18 inches long, found in damp, shady places. Eastern half of United States and Canada, south to Kansas and Georgia. Naturalized from Europe.


Small, pale purple, spotted darker near the throat; 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed; growing from leaf angles.


Rounded, heart-shaped, scallop toothed.

Gill over the Ground.