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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-02-001:
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carpet Bugle, Bugle-weed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ajre_001_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ajuga_reptans_9626

March    Lincoln County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ajuga_reptans_9629d

March    Lincoln County    NC

Thyrse leafy-bracteate, cymules sessile, 3-5 flowered; bracts reduced upward, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ajuga_reptans_9629e

March    Lincoln County    NC

Similar to Glechoma, but stem lvs usually elliptic to ovate, w tapering base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ajuga_reptans_9631

March    Lincoln County    NC

The stamens project beyond the very short upper lip, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_266

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blue flowers in leafy spikes; 6-12" high, creeping at the base, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_281

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_283

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_ajuga_reptans_4690

April    Richland County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-02-001:
Ajuga reptans   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

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Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Lawns and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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