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ground ivy

n.
A creeping or trailing European aromatic plant (Glechoma hederacea) in the mint family, widely naturalized in North America and having rounded scalloped leaves and small purplish flowers. Also called creeping Charlie, creeping Jenny.

ground ivy

n
(Plants) a creeping or trailing Eurasian aromatic herbaceous plant, Glechoma (or Nepeta) hederacea, with scalloped leaves and purplish-blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

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n.
a creeping aromatic plant, Glechoma hederacea, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and clusters of small blue flowers.
[1300–50]
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Noun1.ground ivy - trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging basketsground ivy - trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta
genus Glechoma, Glechoma - ground ivy
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Hong, "Glechoma hederacea inhibits inflammatory mediator release in IFN-y and LPS-stimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Nemoral species include Aegopodium podagraria L., Glechoma hederacea L., Lapsana communis L., Viola mirabilis L., and others.
Vegetation in the stands was dominated, in variable composition and cover, by typical nemoral species, such as Paris quadrifolia, Galeobdolon luteum, Pulmonaria officinalis, Anemone nemorosa, and Glechoma hederacea. The Rauda and Kinguru stands supported also boreal herbs, such as Oxalis acetosella.
Pollen limitation and distance-dependent fecundity in females of the clonal gynodioecious herb Glechoma hederacea (Lamiaceae).
Rhaid cyfaddef, doeddwn i erioed wedi clywed am lysiau'r esgyrn, ond wedi mynd adref, dyma fynd i chwilota i lyfr Dafydd Davies ac Arthur Jones, Enwau Cymraeg ar Blanhigion a gweld mai'r eidral (Glechoma hederacea; ground-ivy) ydi'r enw rydan ni'n ei ddefnyddio ar planhigyn yma.
Patterns of common and rare genotypes were also found in similar fine spatial scale studies investigating genotypic richness in grasslands, including: the perennial grass Festuca rubra (Harberd, 1961), the perennial forbs Glechoma hederacea (Widen et al., 1994) and Trifolium repens (Burdon, 1980), and the moss Hylocomium splendens (Widen et al., 1994).
2 Melittis melissophyllum + 2 Ademas: Glechoma hederacea, Pyrus cordata, Aconitum napellus s.l.
Wild garlic Allium canadense Common chickweed Stellaria media X Clover Trifolium repens Cranesbill Erodium cicutarium Creeping Charlie, Glechoma hederacea ground ivy Dandelion Taraxicum officinale Henbit Lamium amplexicaule X Knotweed Polygonum spp.
tenuifiolia 2.5 -- 2.5 (lance-leaved goldenrod) * Festuca ovina (sheep fescue) -- -- -- Festuca subverticillata -- -- -- (nodding fescue) * Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberry) * -- -- -- Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw) * -- -- -- Galium circaezans (wild licorice) * -- -- -- Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) * -- -- -- Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) * -- 2.5 -- Geum canadense (white avens) * 2.5 2.5 -- Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) -- -- -- Hackelia virginiana (Virginia -- -- -- stickseed) * Helianttemum canadense (rockrose) * (PT) -- -- -- Helianthus divaricatus (woodland 2.5 -- -- sunflower) * Heliopsis helianthoides (smooth -- -- -- ox-eye) * Hibiscus trionum (flower-of-an-hour) -- -- 2.5 Hieracium caespitosum (meadow hawkweed) -- -- -- Hypericum perforatum (common St.