West Highland Flora

Ground-ivy


Glechoma hederacea

 

Glechoma hederacea

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Apr 2003 Aberlady, E Lothian
Flowers c 7 mm across at widest

Quite frequent in Argyll but rare further north.  Woodland edge, shady pathsides.

Flower c 15-20 mm long.

ID: Flowers blue in whorls of 2-4 at base of upper leaves.  Lowest petal notched.  Leaf-blades about as broad as long, with large rounded teeth.

Other features: Spreads by creeping runners.  Upper leaves often purplish.

 

Glechoma hederacea

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Apr 2003 Aberlady, E Lothian

  Glechoma hederacea

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Apr 2003 Aberlady, E Lothian

  Exceptionally pale specimens

 


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