Glechoma hederacea, Nepeta glechoma, Nepeta hederacea,
SE: Jordreva, DE: Gundermann, Echt-Gundelrebe,
NL: Hondsdraf, UK: Ground-Ivy, Gill Over The Ground
|| ||Glechoma hederacea L.|
|| ||Nepeta glechoma, Nepeta hederacea|
|| ||Gundermann, Echt-Gundelrebe|
|| ||Ground-Ivy, Creeping Charlie, Gill-over-Ground, Hedgemaids|
|| ||Lamiaceae, Mint Family, Plisterväxter|
|| ||Creeping perennial herb|
|| ||5 cm - 50 cm tall, square stems which root at the nodes|
|| ||Round to reniform (kidney or fan shaped), crenate (with round toothed edges) opposed leaves, 2-3 cm diameter|
|| ||Flowers bilaterally symmetrical, funnel shaped, blue or bluish-violet to lavender, growing in opposed clusters of 2 or 3 flowers in the leaf axils on the upper part of the stem or near the tip|
|| ||Each flower wil be replaced by 4 smooth, ovoid brown nutlets; each nutlet is ovoid, with 2 flat sides and an outer side that is rounded.|
|| ||Meadows, woodland margins, preferably slightly moist waste ground|
|| ||Common in southern and central Sweden|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Glechoma, Greek glechon, glachon, a kind of mint, possibly Mentha pulegium, Latin glechon, onis for penny-royal.
hederacea, pertaining to ivy.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.