Ajuga reptans Linnaeus 1753 (Family Lamiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-40cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 22.4)

Protective Chemicals
Diterpenoids Ajugareptansin, Clerodane
Triterpenoids Saponins
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Delphinidin
Other Phenolics Tannins
Steroids Ajugalactone, Norsengosterone

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Wet Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Ochlodes sylvanus

Pyrgus malvae

Lycaena hippothoe

Cyaniris semiargus

Boloria selene

Melitaea cinxia

Anthocharis cardamines

Pieris rapae

Euclidia glyphica

Euclidia mi

Autographa gamma

Rhingia campestris
Seed Dispersal:
Formicidae
Parasites:
Golovinomyces biocellatus

Several Agromyzidae

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bugle


Pictures © 2003, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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