Species: 

Glechoma hederacea

Common Name: 

ground ivy

Systems Affected (standardized): 

forest/woodland, distubred/waste areas

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE

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Impacts: 

Competition - shading
Competition - strangling

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Seeds of G. hederacea and its variegated form (G. hederacea ‘variegata’) are freely available on the internet. The plant is attractive as a pot plant, in hanging baskets or as garden ground cover, so people may try to introduce it, legally or illegally. It occasionally escapes cultivation in south-eastern Australia. Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately
Difficult to identify/detect as a commodity contaminant
Difficult/costly to control

Info Blurb: 

Can outcompete native species. Introduced as an ornamental

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

OK, TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE