Ground Ivy

Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea, creeping charlie, hen-and-chicken, field balm, alehoof) thickets in meadow after the rain. Natural purple or violet flowers background. Vegetation violet and green texture of ground-ivy with rain drops
Synonyms:
Creeping Charlie
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Glechoma_hederacea (Wikipedia)

Glechoma hederacea
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Glechoma
Species:
G. hederacea
Binomial name
Glechoma hederacea
Flower's appearance in visible, UVA, and NIR spectrums. The UV nectar guides may help attract bees.

Glechoma hederacea (syn. Nepeta glechoma Benth., Nepeta hederacea (L.) Trevir.) is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family Lamiaceae. It is commonly known as ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, and run-away-robin. It is also sometimes known as creeping jenny, but that name more commonly refers to Lysimachia nummularia. It is used as a salad green in many countries. European settlers carried it around the world, and it has become a well-established introduced and naturalized plant in a wide variety of localities.

It is considered an aggressive invasive weed of woodlands and lawns in some parts of North America. In the absence of any biological control research conducted by the USDA herbicides are relied upon, despite their drawbacks, particularly for woodland ecosystems. The plant's extensive root system makes it difficult to eradicate by hand-pulling.

Ground Ivy (Wiktionary)

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Alternative forms

  • ground-ivy

Noun

ground ivy (usually uncountable, plural ground ivies)

  1. Glechoma hederacea, an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family Lamiaceae.

Synonyms

  • (Glechoma hederacea): gill-over-the-ground, creeping Charlie, ale-hoof, Nepeta glechoma, Nepeta hederacea

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