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Bugle

Ajuga reptans

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Blue leafy spike on vertical stem. Pink and white flowers are rare.
Fruit:
A four-parted inconspicuous nut called a schizocarp.
Leaves:
Dark green, glossy, oval leaves, sometimes bronze or light green in colour.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are edible and can be eaten in salads, or used to make tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Blue Bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common Bugle, St. Lawrence Plant..
Habitats:
Grassland, woodland.