Ajuga reptans
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Ajuga reptans

bugleweed
bugle

  family lamiaceae 
  genus ajuga 

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Identification
Genus  Ajuga Species  reptans Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bugleweed   bugle Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11548 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p72;MedPl p161
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1" - 1' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  J.W. Frazer Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Redwood Garden notes  Ajuga reptans can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40´┐Ż Fahrenheit. Bugle (also known as bugleweed) needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is loamy. This species does best in full sun to partial shade. It needs soil that is well drained.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   bitter   analgesic   vulnerary   laxative   liver tonic Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Ajuga reptans has herbal applications as an astringent, as a bitter, as an analgesic and as a vulnerary. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the aerial parts.
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes 
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Ajuga reptans is a perennial. Flowers: Bugle (locally known in some parts as bugleweed) has whorled flowers. The flowers are usually a violet color.

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