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Ajuga reptans L.
BUGLE
Common bugle; Carpet bugleweed

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Bombus lapidarius @ I_JSA (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta ajugae @ BPI (2)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ramularia ajugae @ BPI (32)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium aureum @ BPI (2)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium delphinii @ BPI (1)

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Lamiaceae — Mint family
Non-native
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April 2001 Carpet Bugleweed
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Ajuga reptans L.

Carpet Bugle

Family - Lamiaceae

Habit - Fibrous-rooted, perennial forb.

Ajuga reptans habit
Habit, showing horizontal stolons and erect inflorescence.

Stems - Vegetative stems stoloniferous, herbaceous, forming rosettes where rooting, typically glabrous, to 60 cm. Flowering stems erect, to 30 cm tall, usually unbranched, 4-angled, pubescent with multicellular hairs.

Ajuga reptans stem Stem and nodes.

Leaves - Leaves of vegetative stems petiolate, opposite, from 1.5-6 cm long, 1-3.5 cm broad, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Leaves of flowering stems opposite, sessile to 2.5 cm long, 1.5 cm broad, toothed, entire, or irregularly crenate, oblong to obovate, pubescent, typically decussate in inflorescence, often with a strong coppery or purplish tint.

Ajuga reptans leaf1 Leaf adaxial.

Ajuga reptans leaf2 Leaf abaxial.

Inflorescence - Terminal spikelike racemes, cylindrical, typically with 6 flowers per node. Bracts leaflike, mostly longer than the flowers. Flowers sessile or on stalks to 1 mm.

Ajuga reptans inflorescence Inflorescence.

Flowers - Calyces actinomorphic, to 5.0 mm long, bell-shaped, 5-lobed, the lobes as long as or somewhat longer than the tube, triangular. Corollas 12-20 mm long, zygomorphic, blue, the surfaces sparsely to moderately hairy, the tube funnelform, 2-lipped to about the midpoint, the upper lip reduced and inconspicuous, the lower lip prominent, mostly 4-lobed with 2 small lateral lobes and a large central lobe which is notched. Stamens 4, slightly exserted, the lower 2 stamens with slightly shorter filaments. Ovary relatively shallowly lobed, the style appearing more or less lateral from a shallow apical notch. Style exserted, more or less equally 2-branched at the tip.

Ajuga reptans calyces Calyces.

Ajuga reptans corollas Corollas.

Ajuga reptans flowers Flowers.

Fruits - Dry schizocarps, often not separating into nutlets (or only tardily so) and often with only 1 or 2 of the ovules developing into fruits, these 1.5-2.0 mm long, oblong-obovoid, the surface brown, glabrous or sparsely short-hairy near the tip, with a prominent, honeycomblike network of ridges.

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Cultivated, sometimes escaping into lawns.

Origin - Native to Eurasia.

Other info. - This plant is frequently cultivated as a hardy ground cover, and can be aggressive in gardens but usually does not escape far. It spreads by stolons and reseeds itself. The leaves and stems can be from green to deep purple in color, and quite variable in size, depending on the cultivar.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-12-03 (DETenaglia); also near Labadie, Franklin County, MO, 4-26-2015 (SRTurner).


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Ajuga reptans L.
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General Information
Symbol: AJRE
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Ajuga L. – bugle
Species Ajuga reptans L. – common bugle

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