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Ajuga reptans LC0138.jpg
Common bugle (Ajuga reptans)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Ajuga
Type species
Ajuga reptans L.
  • Abiga Saint-Lager
  • Bugula P. Miller
  • Chamaepitys Hill
  • Moscharia Forssk. 1775 rejected name, not Ruiz & Pav. 1794 conserved name
  • Phleboanthe Tausch
  • Rosenbachia Regel
  • Bulga Kuntze

Ajuga /əˈɡə/,[4] also known as bugleweed,[5] ground pine,[6] carpet bugle, or just bugle, is a genus of 40 species annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants[7] in the mint family Lamiaceae, with most species native to Europe, Asia,[8] and Africa, but also two species in southeastern Australia.[3] They grow to 5–50 cm tall, with opposite leaves.[9]



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  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. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607; OED: "Ajuga"
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Online, retrieved February 04, 2010
  7. ^ Hay, R. (editor)second edition. 1978. Reader's Digest Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Flowers The Reader's Digest Association Limited, London
  8. ^ "Ajuga". Flora of China.
  9. ^ C. F. Leyel. Compassionate Herbs. Faber and Faber Limited.
  10. ^ a b c English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 345. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.