Creeping Charlie, Glechoma Hederacea or ground ivy


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    This is a really good article! Quotes excellent sources for information and has lots of links.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2021

    @torey Creeping Charlie is so abundant around here. I had to see what other uses I could find for it.

    It seems like the plants you grow up considering to be a nuisance end up being this great underrated plant.

  • stephanie447
    stephanie447 Posts: 404 ✭✭✭

    Very interesting. Doesn't look like the ivy we have the in the backyard but I'll be on the look for it now!

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a ton of it. A few weeks ago, it was serving as a concert hall. I was being treated to a symphony of very happily buzzing bees as they foraged on it.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,411 admin

    It is sometimes planted in balcony beds, as they rank nicely down. And the leaves are dipped in melted chocolate and used for decorating puddings. I use it in my mixtures for better digestion as they are supposed to help digest fat and heavy meal. My bees love them and they look nice in the garden.