Glechoma hederacea – Ground Ivy

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Ground Ivy/ Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) is an invasive edible plant in the mint family.

Ground ivy can be identified by its square stem and purple-blue flowers.

Ground ivy can be eaten raw, used as an herb or tea, or cooked. It was used in England in the 16th century to flavor beer before hops were available.

Ground ivy has been used medicinally to treat bronchitis and joint pain.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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