Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ajuga reptans L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Lamiaceae
Ajuga reptans L.
carpet bugle, common bugle
Ajuga: an obscure name meaning creeping
reptans: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: more or less erect perennial, 4"-12" tall aromatic forb; stems square; rhizomes with creeping stolons forming mats
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/2" long, irregularly tube-shaped; flower drawing inflorescence whorls of usually 6 flowers forming a spike from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, often coppery or purplish in color
Habitat: disturbed areas, lawns

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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