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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia.

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Stoloniferous perennial herbs, not aromatic, often gynodioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of distant, few-flowered cymes, shortly pedunculate to sessile, in axils of bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles subulate, inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular to campanulate, slightly curved near throat, indistinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes equal, broadly triangular to linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla strongly 2-lipped (2/3), blue-violet, lilac or pink, posterior lip straight, 2-lobed, anterior lip with median lobe flat or concave, flabellate or reniform, margin undulate or entire, tube longer than calyx, gradually or abruptly dilated toward th
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens of hermaphrodite flowers exserted from tube, included under lip of corolla, inserted near throat, filaments parallel, thecae divergent at 90°
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong-ovoid, smooth, areole basal, orbicular or elliptic.
Note
2n = 18, 24, 36.  Four to eight species.
Ecology
Mostly in grasslands, forest margins and streamsides
Distribution
Native from temperate Eurasia; cultivated in Northern and Southern America.

Doubtfully present in:

Morocco

Native to:

Albania, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Manchuria, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Vietnam, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arkansas, Azores, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Glechoma L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 578 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Budantsev, Bot. Zhurn. 77, 12: 118-128 (1992), rev.
  • Chamaecissos Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 516 (1916).
  • Chamaeclema Moench, Methodus: 393 (1794).
  • Glechoma L., Sp. Pl. 2: 578 (1753)
  • Glechonion St.-Lag., Ann. Soc. Bot. Lyon 7: 126 (1880).
  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Meehaniopsis Kudô, Mem. Fac. Sci. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 2: 236 (1929).

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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