Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Glechoma hederacea L. - Ground-ivy - Lamiaceae
Glechoma hederacea
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Glechoma hederacea
(Map updated: March 2008)

A native, trailing and stoloniferous, herbaceous perennial species of the floor of dry woods or dense hedgerows, with stalked, kidney-shaped, toothed leaves, which have a strong, aromatic scent, and clusters of purplish labiate-type flowers at the nodes. Frequent in suitable situations throughout Northern Ireland.

All names: Glechoma hederacea L.; Nepeta glechoma Benth.; Nepeta hederacea (L.) Trev.