gill over the ground

14 May

I gathered a nice collection of yellow goatsbeard tonight which I will share some photos with you later on, but for tonight here are a few pics of a member of the mint family which was appearing very radiantly amongst the many greens this evening.

Glechoma hederacea is  very commonly described as a troublesome lawn weed, others have called it a fine medicinal  and herb tea plant.

There are always different points of view, click on to enlarge the photos, maybe there is a whole lot more than gill-over-the-ground going on here.

more ground-ivy, it also goes by that name.

and in the last photo we can easily notice a certain bee-ing is present, though it looks different than what we expected. ciao for now


2 Responses to “gill over the ground”

  1. Jeremy DuCheny May 16, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    I’ve heard of gill-over-the-ground but I’ve never seen it in real life. What is it used for medicinally?

    • 1left May 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

      Hi and thanks for commenting, Glechoma hederacea is being investigated for a wide variety of diseases including cancers, HIV, hepatitis, kidney and liver disease, etc — due to its many interesting oils and other components. Traditionally it has been used for coughs and colds, indigestion and as an anti-inflammatory. It also is used as a pleasant tea alone or mixed with other herbs. In many areas it is very common and is really under utilitized probably because it is so common. Cheers for the common things.

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