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Ajuga bracteosa - Wall. ex Benth.

Common Name Bugle, Lungememen
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy slopes in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces[266]. Moist ground and grassy slopes, often along the sides of tracks, at elevations of 700 - 4000 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal and China.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ajuga bracteosa Bugle, Lungememen


Ajuga bracteosa Bugle, Lungememen

 

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Physical Characteristics

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Ajuga bracteosa is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in leaf all year. 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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Antiperiodic  Aromatic  Astringent  Tonic

The plant is aromatic, astringent and tonic[240]. It is useful in the treatment of agues[240]. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery[272]. The leaves are used in the treatment of fevers as a substitute for quinine[240].

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Other Uses

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 at least in the milder 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

If available other names are mentioned here

Bugle, Lungememen, nil pate, nilkanti, Jan e Adam

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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