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Ajuga chamaepitys - (L.)Schreb.

Common Name Ground Pine, Yellow bugle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Very local in sandy and chalky arable fields and in open habitats in chalky grassland in southeastern England[4, 17].
Range CentraL and souther Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and E. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ajuga chamaepitys Ground Pine, Yellow bugle


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Ajuga chamaepitys Ground Pine, Yellow bugle

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ajuga chamaepitys is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antirheumatic  Diuretic  Emmenagogue  Stimulant  Urinary  Women's complaints

The leaves are diuretic, stimulant and emmenagogue[4]. The plant acts mainly on the urinary system and uterus[238]. It once had a high reputation in the treatment of rheumatism, dropsy, jaundice etc and has also proved of worth when used in conjunction with other herbs in the treatment of women's complaints[4]. The leaves are harvested in the summer and can be dried for later use[238].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Thrives in a poor dry soil in full sun[238]. Prefers a humus-rich moisture-retentive soil[200]. Plants are usually annual, but are sometimes short-lived perennials[200]. The whole plant smells of pine trees when crushed[17, 238].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination can be erratic[238].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Ajuga australisAustralian BuglePerennial0.2 5-9  LMHNDM013
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Ajuga decumbens Perennial0.1 -  LMHSNM02 
Ajuga ivaHerb IvyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Ajuga reptansBugle, Common Bugelweed, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet BuglePerennial0.3 3-10 SLMHFSNDMWe232
Vicia heptajuga Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(L.)Schreb.

Botanical References

17200

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Readers comment

Keith Spurgin   Mon Nov 28 2005

Hi 'Tutin' is spelt thus and not as per your site. Best Wishes Keith

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