Glechonma hederaces

  • Scientific name
    Glechonma hederaces
  • AliasGlechonma hederaces, 垣通し, Alehoof, gill over the ground
  • Place of originthe temperate zone of Japan and other parts of Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is

Glechonma hederaces, gill over the ground, Alehoof or kakidooshi (Scientific name: Glechonma hederaces) is a perennial vine of the family Lamiaceae, native to the temperate zone of Japan and other parts of Asia. In Japan, it is native to the shores and grasslands of Hokkaido to Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The leaves are green and nephronate in shape, with opposite leaves. In spring, it produces two or three light purple, lip-shaped flowers in the leaf axils. It is used for ground covers, vegetables, health teas and the medicinal herb "renqian grass".

Common name: Glechonma hederaces; alias: gill over the ground, Alehoof, Glechoma, Glechoma hederacare; place of origin: temperate zones of Japan and other parts of Asia; Plant height: 5 to 20 cm; Leaf inflorescence: opposite; leaf shape: kidney-shaped; leaf margin: wavy and serrated. Corolla: lip-shaped; flower length: 2 cm; flower color: pale purple with reddish-purple spots; flowering season: April-May; fruit season: June; uses: ground cover, vegetables, health tea, and the medicinal herb "Renqiangrass".

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    G. hederacea
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial vine
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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