need help identifying plant

Asked October 19, 2017, 1:33 PM EDT

Recently these low growing plants have popped up all over my yard .They seem to grow over everything. Any help is appreciated photos attached.

Anne Arundel County Maryland weed identification creeping charlie ground ivy invasive invasive weed

3 Responses

This is creeping Charlie, which is an obnoxious weed and also a non-native invasive. Unfortunately, it is also a common problem because of its aggressiveness. Here is help and control info on our webpage: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/ground-ivy

If this has just appeared in your landscape, you have a chance to stop it quickly before it spread all over--which it will. SpeedZone is very effective on it. Always spot treat, don't spray over areas that are not infested. Hand pulling also works fine, but you must be sure to get the roots, so work when soil is moist.

Do not let creeping Charlie produce flowers next spring, or it will keep popping up whereever the seed gets spread, for example, by mowing the lawn. Get ahead of it before it flowers.

ECN

Thank you for the quick response