Ground Ivy – 5/15/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/15/20

Observation Time: 9:40 a.m.

Observation Location: near Pond Street rotary by Lake Massapoag

Common Name: Ground Ivy (a.k.a. “Gill-over-the-ground”)

Scientific Name: Glechoma hederacea

Comments: Commonly known as ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, and run-away-robin, it has numerous medicinal uses, and is used as a salad green in many countries. European settlers carried it around the world, and it has become a well-established introduced and naturalized plant in a wide variety of localities.

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