AJUGA reptans




Height: 6" (15 cm)
Flowering Time: Spring
Flower Colour: Blue

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Lamiales (Nettle Order)
Family: Lamiaceae (Nettle Family)
Genus: Ajuga
Species: reptans (creeping)
Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans is a low-growing perennial with hairy square stems, spreading to form dense patches by rooting at the nodes. In spring, it produces short spikes of blue flowers. There are several cultivated forms with leaves variegated in shades of green, cream and pink. Ajuga reptans prefers shady, damp situations and woods.

Ajuga reptans has been used in traditional medicine as a laxative, painkiller, and to treat bruises and wounds.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(18 days)

Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds are at the bottom of the calyx.

Seed The seeds are tiny dark brown nuts. There are four seeds from each flower.

Seedling The seedling has slightly hairy lobed leaves.

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