Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Ground Ivy (Gill-Over-the-Ground) (Glechoma hederacea): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 6, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Clumps of small, bluish-purple, trumpet-like flowers. Grows close to the ground with the height under six inches. Grows in disburbed areas and along side of roads or fields. Roundish leaves (1/2 - 1-1/2 inches long) with small serations along the whole edge of the leaf. The upper leaves of the plant often have a purplish tinge.
May 10, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Clearer pictures of Ground Ivy. A very nice patch to collect more leaves and flowers for dried tea.
June 12, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Ground Ivy still available! Stems seem stronger, firmer. Leaves a little tougher. Flowers turned brown and all hanging down, almost hidden beneath the opposite leaves.
April 16, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Coming up around the garden. Ground Ivy leaves have maybe 10 or so rounded, regular teeth while similar-looking Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) has at least 20 or more irregular rounded teeth in the young leaves.
April 18, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire A few of the leaves looked too big to be Ground Ivy, but it is. Square stems, no significant hairs on leaf.
April 30, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Ground Ivy in flower.
April 9, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire
May 6, 2014 Southeastern, Connecticut