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Other use

Ajuga reptans L. Lamiaceae. Bugle, Bugula vulgaris. Perennial herb. The meaning of 'Ajuga' is obscure', 'reptans' refers to its creeping habit. 'Pink Elf' is a pink flowered cutivar. Distribution: Europe. Culpeper (1650) writes ',,, ... excellent for falls or inward bruises, for it dissolves congealed blood, profitable for inward wounds, helps the rickets and other stoppings of the Liver, outwardly it is of wonderful force in curing wounds and ulcers, though festered, as also gangrenes and fistulas, it helps broken bones and dislocations. To conclude, let my countrymen esteem it as a Jewel...'. Parkinson (1640) documents the historic confusion with Consolida, Symphytum, Prunella, Laurentina, etc.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Geographical distribution

  • Africa
  • Asia-Temperate
  • Europe

Ajuga reptans L. 'Pink Elf'

Genus: Ajuga
Species: reptans L.
Cultivar: 'Pink Elf'
Distribution summary: N Africa, Eurasia
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown

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