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GROUND-IVY Glechoma hederacea (Lamiaceae) Height to 15cm. Softly hairy and strongly smelling perennial with creeping stems that root at regular intervals and upright flowering stems. Grows in woodlands, hedgerows and grassland, and on bare ground, tolerant of both shady and exposed locations. FLOWERS are 15-20mm long and bluish violet; borne in open whorls arising from leaf axils. FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are kidney-shaped to rounded, toothed and long-stalked. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the most of the region, except the far N.
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