Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Creeping Charlie

How to Identify The Creeping Charlie

Learn What Creeping Charlie Is and What It Looks Like

By DoMyOwn staff

Creeping Charlie is a perennial weed that was brought to North America by early European settlers to be used as ground cover. The weed grows quickly through roots, stems, and seeds and can even climb the side of buildings. Creeping Charlie is also known as ground ivy and gill-on-the-ground, and is often confused with henbit.

Characteristics of Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie is defined by the following traits:

  • Grows low to the ground
  • Bright green leaves
  • Leaves are round or kidney shaped with scalloped edges
  • Leaves grow opposite each other on a stem, and attach to the stem at the leaf node
  • In the spring, blueish-purple funnel shaped flowers grow along the stem
  • When crushed, Creeping Charlie produces a mint-like odor

Where and When Does Creeping Charlie Grow?

Creeping Charlie thrives in moist, shaded environments and is often found beneath trees and shrubs.

The weed is found in almost every state in the US and will grow from the spring to the fall. Flowers will bloom from April to June.

Learn how to find Creeping Charlie in your yard in the next part of our 4-part Creeping Charlie guide. Click the right arrow below to read more.

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