Belongs to: mint family

Bugle Ajuga reptans

Best time to see: Apr to Jun

Key facts

Low perennial of damp, grassy places with short spikes of blue flowers, popular in cultivated forms as a garden plant

Oval leaves in a rosette at the base and in stalked pairs up the stem, often bronzy

Widely used in homeopathy to treat sore throats and mouth ulcers

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