What is this plant

Asked July 2, 2016, 7:09 PM EDT

Just started spreading this year. Never noticed it before this year. It is a vine. Should I kill it?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

We think this looks like the common, groundcovering weed called Creeping Charlie.
Here is our page about it: http://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/ground-ivy
It can be useful, growing in areas (especially shady edges), where grass can't grow.
It can really run though, and can get into your grass.
It's up to you what to do.