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Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) HEIGHT to 15cm. Softly hairy, 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 15-20mm long, bluish violet; in open whorls arising from leaf axils. FRUITS Nutlets. LEAVES Kidney shaped to rounded, toothed, long-stalked.
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Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) HEIGHT to 15cm. Softly hairy, 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 15-20mm long, bluish violet; in open whorls arising from leaf axils. FRUITS Nutlets. LEAVES Kidney shaped to rounded, toothed, long-stalked.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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