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creeping ground cover plant ID

 
Jeanine Gurley
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I planted creeping charlie in this spot but this plant has taken over.  I used to try to keep it pulled up but finally just let it have its way.  It is not a bad looking plant but I can't seem to find out what it is and wondered if it has any uses other than ornamental.
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Isaac Hill
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Glechoma hederacea. Common names include Gill-over-the-ground, Alehoof, Ground Ivy. It's in the mint family and a tea made from it helps combat heavy metal poisoning. It can also be used in place of hops.
 
Jeanine Gurley
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Thank You!  I googled the name you gave and I can't believe the number of uses for this plant.  I'm glad it was persistant.
 
Isaac Hill
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Yeah, I was researching it earlier this year and found a site on how to remove it, Plantain and Dandy-lion from your lawn - basically they said to spray herbicides everywhere. I can't believe some people. I, for one, would much prefer these medicinal wonders to grass!
 
Isaac Hill
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HAHAHAhA I just realized that Creeping Charlie is another common name. You got what you wanted!
 
I agree, here's the link: http://richsoil.com/pdc
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