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Ajuga chamaepitys - (L.)Schreb.
                 
Common Name Ground Pine, Yellow bugle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Very local in sandy and chalky arable fields and in open habitats in chalky grassland in southeastern England[4, 17].
Range CentraL and souther Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and E. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Ajuga chamaepitys Ground Pine, Yellow bugle


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Ajuga chamaepitys Ground Pine, Yellow bugle
   
Physical Characteristics
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Ajuga chamaepitys is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antirheumatic;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue;  Stimulant;  Women's complaints.

The leaves are diuretic, stimulant and emmenagogue[4]. The plant acts mainly on the urinary system and uterus[238]. It once had a high reputation in the treatment of rheumatism, dropsy, jaundice etc and has also proved of worth when used in conjunction with other herbs in the treatment of women's complaints[4]. The leaves are harvested in the summer and can be dried for later use[238].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Thrives in a poor dry soil in full sun[238]. Prefers a humus-rich moisture-retentive soil[200]. Plants are usually annual, but are sometimes short-lived perennials[200]. The whole plant smells of pine trees when crushed[17, 238].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination can be erratic[238].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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(L.)Schreb.
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Elizabeth H.
Keith Spurgin Mon Nov 28 2005
Hi 'Tutin' is spelt thus and not as per your site. Best Wishes Keith
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