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Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea

Description:

Creeping plant from mint family, Lamiaceae, found growing in a massif. Leaves kidney-shaped, with bluish funnel like flowers, 2 to 3 cm long and some 15mm in diameter.

Habitat:

Eurasian species, often found in forests growing in shadow, and found up to 2000 m of altitude. Here, found in a beautiful Bois de Faisan (Versoix, Switzerland) forest (mainly broadleaved forest), in a valley of lake Geneva, just in between Jura and Alps mountains ranges. Observed on a forest floor.

Notes:

Somewhat contradictory informations on its edibility and uses in medicine. Reportedly used as salad, cooked as greens and herbal tea; and used in herbalism - at the other hand reportedly toxic to domestic grazing animals...

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Zlatan Celebic
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 6, 2018
Submitted on May 21, 2018

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