Botanical name: Glechoma Hederacea (LINN.); family: N.O. Labiatae.

Ground Ivy, a common plant, flourishes in sunny areas. A perennial with long, trailing stems and hairy leaves.

Used in the absence of hops in brewing to clarify beer

Ale"hoof` (âl"hôf`), n. [AS. hôfe ground ivy; the first part is perh. a corruption: cf. OE. heyhowe hedgehove, ground ivy, in old MSS. heyhowe, heyoue, haihoue, halehoue. Prior.]

Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).

 

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