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botanical name:
Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugle, Carpenter's herb
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -28°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Low growing creeping plant, spreading by stolons, with rosettes of rounded, spoon-shaped dark green leaves. Square sectioned, slightly hairy stems. Spikes of small blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


cultivation:
Moist soil in partial shade. Will tolerate poor soils and full shade but not very dry conditions. Can be invasive, but only if conditions are very favourable.

usage:
Traditionally used medicinally to help stop bleeding and for coughs and ulcers, but rarely used now.

other notes:
Wildflower of Europe and Western Asia. The parent of several selected forms.

pronounced: a-JOO-ga REP-tanz

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