Glechoma hederacea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Lamiaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-40cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Gynodioecious, Flowering April - September (Earliest: 1.4)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Cistanoside, Elemene, Germacrene
Flavonoids Apigenin, Chrysoeriol, Glucopyranoside, Luteolin
Other Phenolics Rosmarinic Acid, Tannins

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pascuorum

Bombus pratorum

Rhingia campestris
Seed Dispersal:
Formicidae
Parasites:
Neoerysiphe galeopsidis

Amauromyza labiatarum

Liriomyza strigata

Liposthenes glechomae

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Athalia circularis Larva

Cassida viridis

Chrysolina polita
Sapivores:
Horistus orientalis

Eupteryx atropunctata

Eupteryx vittata
Florivores:
Sagittogethes ovatus Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ground-ivy


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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