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Ajuga reptans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Ajugoideae
Genus: Ajuga
Species: A. reptans
Binomial name
Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans, commonly known as Blue bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, or Common bugle, is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe. This plant is often used as medicinal and ornamental plant.



The bugle has dark green leaves with purple highlights. It is a spreading ground cover that grows in a dense mat. The leaves grow 5-8 cm (2-3 in) high but in the spring it sends up 10-15 cm (4-6 in) tall flower stalks with many purple flowers on them.

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In folklore

Bugle is also known as "carpenter's herb" due to its supposed ability to stem bleeding.[1]


Bugle, Bramble and thistle flowers are favourite nectar sources of the Pearl-bordered fritillary, High brown fritillary, Small pearl-bordered fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.


  1. ^ Howard, Michael. Traditional Folk Remedies (Century, 1987), p108

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Ajugoideae
Genus: Ajuga
Species: Ajuga reptans


Ajuga reptans, L.


Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

  • Species Plantarum 2:561. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names

Français: Bugle rampante
Galego: Búgula
Nederlands: Kruipend zenegroen
Română: Vineriţă, Bugulă, Vineţică, Luparniţă,..
Русский: Живучка ползучая
Türkçe: Dağ mayasıl otu
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