Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans (Blue bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common bugle) is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe. This plant is often used as medicinal and ornamental plant.


The bugle has dark green leaves with purple highlights. It is a spreading ground cover that grows in a dense mat. The leaves grow 2-3 inches high but in the spring it sends up 4-6 inch tall flower stalks with many purple flowers on them.

In folklore

Bugle is also known as "carpenter's herb" due to its supposed ability to stem bleeding.


Bugle, Bramble and thistle flowers are favourite nectar sources of the Pearl-bordered fritillary, High brown fritillary, Small pearl-bordered fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.


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