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Ajuga reptans LC0138.jpg
Common Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Teucrioideae
Tribe: Ajugeae
Genus: Ajuga
Type species
Ajuga reptans L.

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Abiga Saint-Lager
Bugula P. Miller
Bugula O. Kuntze
Chamaepitys Hill
Source: ING,[1] GRIN[2]

Ajuga /əˈɡə/,[3] also known as bugleweed,[4] ground pine,[5] carpet bugle, or just bugle, is a genus of about 40–50 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, with most species native to Europe, Asia,[6] and Africa, but also two species in southeastern Australia. They grow to 5–50 cm tall, with opposite leaves.[7]

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  1. ^ "Ajuga". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 1996-02-09. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (2004-09-10). "Genus: Ajuga L.". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  3. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607; OED: "Ajuga"
  4. ^ Bailey, L.H.; Bailey, E.Z.; the staff of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third: A concise dictionary of plants cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan, New York.
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Online, retrieved February 04, 2010
  6. ^ "Ajuga". Flora of China. 
  7. ^ C. F. Leyel. Compassionate Herbs. Faber and Faber Limited. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Ajuga". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-10-06.