Ground-pine Ajuga chamaepitys




Scientific Name: Ajuga chamaepitys (Lamiaceae).

English Name: Ground-pine (Dead-nettle family).

French Name: Le Bugle petit-pin (='little pine bugle').


5 Key Characters:
  • yellow tubular flowers with a large red spotted lower lip.
  • pine resin smell when crushed.
  • leaves look like conifer leaves.
  • very low growing (5 - 20 cm high).
  • hairy.

Lookalikes: None.

Habitat: Open stony calcareous soil, including arable fields.

Flowering Period: April-May-June-July-August-September-October.


Status: Rare.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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