Meehania cordata has trailing stems of heart-shaped, scalloped green leaves that hug the ground, rooting as they go. Also called Meehan's Mint or Creeping Mint, its hooded, two-lipped, violet blue blooms appear on 3" spikes above the foliage in spring. Meehania cordata is an uncommon, non-aggressive native replacement for Ajuga and Lamium.
Native to the Mid-Atlantic, this perennial is typically found in the Appalachians, where it spreads inconspicuously until its masses of lavender blue flowers burst into bloom. It is most commonly found on wooded, moist, rocky slopes.
Meehania cordata prefers humus rich soil and will grow in partial to full shade or partial sun, if given adequate moisture. It is nice for naturalizing in moist woods and shade gardens.