Creeping Charlie

It is an interesting weed from the mint family, commonly called ‘ground ivy’ and DSC_0343.JPGbotanically named as ‘Glechoma hederacea’. It is a perennial with vines spreading even beneath the plastic mulch and creeping out from any opening. It was introduced by Europeans in the North America and is one of the difficult weeds to control. It is easy to pull out, however, being perennial in nature, it keeps coming back, The bright purple flowers in the spring is followed by large green fruits.

It is an edible plant with high medicinal values. Apparently, it is used in salads by many countries in Europe and Asia. I guess, its time for me to become adventurous and try it out too!


Jun 1, 2017 @ greenbytesfarm

 

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