Ground-ivy - Glechoma hederacea

    Alt Name
    Ground Ivy
    Description

    Low to short patch forming plant, aromatic, creeping and rooting at the nodes. Flowering stems ascending to erect. Leaves kidney shaped to almost heart shaped, coarsely toothed and long stalked. Flowers pale violet blue with purple spots on the lower lip, occasionally pink found at base of leaves.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Varied habitats such as hedgerows and roadside verges, waste and cultivated land.

    When to see it

    March to May.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 588 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map