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Ajuga decumbens - Thunb.

Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thin woods and hedges in hills and low mountains, C. and S. Japan[58]. Sunny meadows on hill sides from the lowlands to elevations of 1000 metres[275].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ajuga decumbens


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Ajuga decumbens

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ajuga decumbens is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). It is in leaf all year, in flower from April to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Analgesic  Anticoagulant  Depurative  Febrifuge  Haemostatic  Miscellany

The whole plant is analgesic, decoagulant, depurative, febrifuge and haemostatic. It promotes tissue regeneration[147, 218]. A decoction of the leaves, or the leaf juice, is used internally in the treatment of bladder ailments, diarrhoea, eye troubles etc whilst externally it is applied to burns, cuts etc[147, 218]. A decoction of the stem is bathed onto neuralgic and rheumatic parts[218]. A hot decoction of the seed is used in the treatment of stomach ache and diarrhoea[218].

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Other Uses

Miscellany

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a humus-rich, moisture retentive soil and a sunny position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in the open border[1]. Division in spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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