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Common name

English: Ground-ivy

German: Gundermann


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Glechoma (2)

            Epithet: hederacea L. (2)

Synonyms: Calamintha hederacea (L.) Scop., Chamaecissos hederaceus (L.) Nieuwl. & Lunell, Chamaeclema hederacea (L.) Moench, Glechoma borealis Salisb., Glechoma bulgarica Borbás, Glechoma heterophylla Opiz, Glechoma intermedia Schrad. ex Benth., Glechoma lobulata Kit., Glechoma longicaulis Dulac, Glechoma magna Mérat, Glechoma micrantha Boenn. ex Rchb., Glechoma rigida A.Kern., Glechoma rotundifolia Raf., Glechoma serbica Halácsy & Wettst., Glechonion hederaceum (L.) St.-Lag., Nepeta glechoma Benth., Nepeta hederacea (L.) Trevis., Nepeta rigida (A.Kern.) Beck

hederacea => pertaining to, or resembling, ivy

hederaceum => pertaining to, or resembling, ivy

hederaceus => pertaining to, or resembling, ivy

heterophylla => bearing leaves of more than one kind

intermedia => intermediate, in between, a hybrid

longicaulis => long-stemmed

micrantha => bearing minute flowers

rigida => stiff, inflexible

rotundifolia => referring to the rounded leaves


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

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