ground ivy

(Glechoma hederacea)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

DD - Data Deficient

ground ivy

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Weed Status

Invasive

Nativity

Native to Asia and Europe. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
Occurrence

Common

 
Habitat

Moderate moisture. Woods, lawns, disturbed sites.

 
Flowering

April to June

     
Flower Color

Purple

     
Height

1 to 16

     

Identification

 

 
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Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Lamiaceae (mint)

 

Subfamily:

Nepetoideae

 

Tribe:

Mentheae

 
Synonyms

Glechoma hederacea var. micrantha

Glechoma hederacea var. parviflora

Nepeta hederacea

 
Common
Names

creeping Charlie

hay maids

gill-over-the-ground

ground ivy


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea).

 
     
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  Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) ~ LuminEarth.com's How to Identify Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
Becki Baumgartner
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010

Ground Ivy leaves are heart shaped, opposite, scalloped, and dark green, sometimes tinted purple. The main root is thick and matted it sends out runners as long as 36 inches. Flowers appear in march and are purplish to blue, two lipped and grow in axillary whorls of six. Ground Ivy leaves, flowers and stems can be gathered year round and dried foe later herb use. Ground Ivy can be used as a spring tonic, appetite stimulant. Contains a volatile oil which aids in relieving congestion and inflammation of mucous membranes associated with colds, flu, and sinusitis. It is Anti-allergenic, Antibacterial, Anti-flu, Antihistaminic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Cancer-Preventive, Expectorant, Immuno-stimulant, and Sedative. Ground ivy tea or juice is well tolerated and can be given to small children. The fresh juice or a medicinal tea is used to treat digestive disorders, gastritis, acid indigestion, and diarrhea. It is also beneficial for liver and kidney function, said to relieve gravel and stones. Added to bath as an emollient to soften skin and has a sedative effect.

For the most current and detailed information on this plant, please visit our FREE Online Guide to Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants at http://www.luminearth.com/luminearthsguide/ .

Disclaimer: The statements in these videos are for educational purposes only and have not been evaluated by or sanctioned by the FDA. Only your doctor can properly diagnose and treat any disease or disorder. The remedies discussed herein are not meant to treat or cure any type of disease. The user understands that the above information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or a pharmacist. Make sure you can positively identify a plant before ingesting it. Some plants are poisonous, and misidentification could possibly result in serious illness or death.

 
     
  Gardening in the Zone: Controlling Ground Ivy
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 12, 2012

Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Horticulture specialist, discusses ways to control ground ivy (aka Creeping Charlie) in your yard.

 
     
  Weed of the Week #652-Creeping Charlie (Air Date 10/3/10)
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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2010

It's invading your lawns and shelterbelts. It's our Weed of the Week, Creeping Charlie.

 
     
  Creeping Charlie
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Published on Apr 30, 2012

Becker County Master Gardeners 4-30-12

 
     
  Controlling Creeping Charlie
UIExtension
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2010

Homeowners spend more time trying to control Creeping Charlie than perhaps any other lawn weed. U of I Extension horticulturist Greg Stack discusses methods of controlling this weed.

 
     

 

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