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Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
Image ID: 2012/ar99Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
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
Notes: Creeps by runners. Lob development in leaves is variable.
More photos of this flower
- Ground Ivy
Bugle had flowers in a raceme (above the leaves), while ground ivy has flowers in the axils.
- Lyre-Leaved Sage
Bugle is darker in color.
- Viper's Bugloss
Bugle flowers are distinctly asymmetric. Viper's bugloss has prominent red stamens.
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.