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Ground-ivy

Glechoma hederacea

Description:

Perennial creeper of the mint family Lamiaceae. It is commonly known as Ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground or Creeping Charlie. It has numerous medicinal uses. European settlers carried it around the world, and it has become a well established naturalized/introduced plant in a wide variety of localities.

Habitat:

Moist shaded areas, but also tolerates sun very well. It is a common plant in grasslands and wooded areas or wasteland. It also thrives in lawns and around buildings since it survives mowing.

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Meik Meißner
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Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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