Ajuga reptans L.

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Ajuga reptans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Ajuga reptans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names: Bugle (English)
Description: Perennial herb, 10-30 cm, with long leafy, rooting stolons. Stems simple, usually hairy on 2 opposite sides only. Leaves: basal in a rosette; lamina obovate to oblong-elliptic, entire to obscurely crenate; base attenuate into a broad petiole; apex obtuse; cauline few, ± sessile. Upper bracts tinged purple or blue, shorter than the flowers. Calyx campanulate. Corolla blue, less often pink or white.
Derivation of specific name: reptans: creeping, referring to the stolons
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of Europe; also SW Asia and N Africa
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 849.

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 20.

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989). Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Page 419.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ajuga reptans
African Plant Database: Ajuga reptans
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ajuga reptans
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ajuga reptans
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iNaturalist: Ajuga reptans
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ajuga reptans
JSTOR Plant Science: Ajuga reptans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ajuga reptans
Plants of the World Online: Ajuga reptans
Tropicos: Ajuga reptans
Wikipedia: Ajuga reptans

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ajuga reptans.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=166140, retrieved 28 February 2024

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