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Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea


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.


Eurasian species, often found in forests growing in shadow, and found up to 2000m of altitude. Here, found in a beautiful Bagasse forest (deciduous, predominantly oak, forest - photo 5) on France-Switzerland border, in a valley of lake Geneva, just in between Jura and Alps mountains ranges. Observed on a forest floor.


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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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Apr 28, 2018
Submitted on Apr 28, 2018

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