Crunchy Mama's Urban Homestead

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Creeping Charlie, Ground Ivy or Gill Over the Ground — found some here — can I eat?

on May 6, 2013

Just about every day here on the homestead I am walking around to see what is growing.  Today I decided to pluck a plant that I suspected was in the mint family because it has a square stem and smells faintly of mint.  Thanks to Google (Image and Web), I found out that it is in the mint family (catnip genus, according to Green Deane’s post) and goes by several names: Gill Over the Ground and Ground Ivy and more.  ground ivy

To learn more about this plant, I’ll direct you to one of my favorite teacher’s website: (Green Deane’s post has better, close-up photos than my post.)

Have a great day!


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