Glechoma hirsutа Waldst. et Kit.

2652 (2). G. hirsuta Waldst. et Kit., Pl. Rar. Hung., II (1802—1803) 124, tab. 119; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc., II (1929) 263; Fernandes, Fl. Eur., III (1972) 161 —Влакнеста самобайка 

Fam:   Labiatae Juss. (Lamiaceae)
Genus:   Glechoma L.
Species: Glechoma hirsutа Waldst. et Kit.
English Name: no English name was found


A perennial plant, densely covered with long white hairs. Flowering stems 30 - 60 (80) cm high, upright or ascending, going out from creeping sterile stems rooted in the nodes. Leaves (15-) 25 - 50 mm long and (15-) 25 - 60 mm wide; lower kidney with 2 - 3 cm long stems; the upper broadly ovate triangular with shorter stems, at the base heart-shaped, all on the edge dull, jagged or finely serrated, on both sides adjacent fibrous, top dark green, bottom-green and pinpoint glands. The bracts are 2 - 4 mm long, linear. Blossoms in 2- to 5-flower vertebrae, located in the bosoms of the middle and upper stem leaves. The calyx is 7 - 11 mm long, narrow cylindrical, two-pointed, fibrous, often violet-colored; teeth of the upper lip are linearly lance, pointedly tapered, almost as long as the tube or up to 2 times shorter. Corolla 20 - 30 mm long, pale blue to bluish violet with white spots on the lower lip, short fiber; the tube 2 - 3 times longer than the calyx; upper lip duple; the lower lip with a greater than the lateral back medial median share. Nuts brown, 3 - 4 mm long, elliptical.

From:  „Флора на Н. Р. България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989)

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Glechoma hirsuta - IUCN Red List

There is very little information available for Glechoma hirsuta. It is widespread in some countries (Croatia, Serbia) but declining substantially in others (Czech ...

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Flowering Time: Blooms:  IV - VI.

References: „Флора на Н. Р. България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989),

Distribution in Bulgaria: Grow in shrubs and grassy places. Widespread, up to 1000 meters altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Central and Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: yes, it is - Medicinal Plants Act -

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