Bugle - Ajuga reptans

    Description

    A hairy plant up to about 20 cm tall, with long rooting runners. Stems hairy on two opposing sides often rather woolly. Leaves oval slightly toothed and often flushed with bronze. Flowers violet blue 14 to 17 mm in leafy spikes, dense at first.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland, and waste places.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 246 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map