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Bugle (Ajuga reptans)

Image ID: 2012/ar99

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Other common names: Carpenter's Herb
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 0.3 to 0.7 ft.
Blooms: May to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Date:  5/5/2012
Notes: Creeps by runners. Lob development in leaves is variable.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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