One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of a genus that includes bugle.
Genus Ajuga, family Labiatae
- ‘Other options include ajuga and low-growing herbs such as thyme.’
- ‘During the autumn, the foliage of tricolour sage and ajuga becomes burnished with bronze, plum, and garnet.’
- ‘Low-growirg ajuga grows between the corydalis and heucheras.’
- ‘This method works well with groundcovers and other plants that spread quickly, such as creeping thyme, mints, lamb's ears, ajuga, vinca, mums, asters, and daisies.’
- ‘Another method of monitoring watering needs is to use a biological indicator plant such as impatiens, ajuga, or coleus.’
- ‘They left wide strips between large slabs of Arizona flagstone for planting, and filled the spaces with giant ajuga and Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’.’
- ‘It goes well with purple ajuga or the black grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’.’
- ‘In another area I have strawberry plants running rampant over the ground around the other plants. I'm using Purple Brocade ajuga in another because I have a lot of gold foliage there and I like the contrast.’
- ‘That said, the softly spreading ajuga, native violet, periwinkle and members of the plectranthus family offer a variety of leaf colours and shapes and flower periodically.’
- ‘Lower to ground level, creeping plants such as ajuga, lambs' ears and lysimachera combine well with clumps of black mondo grass, striped liriope and Festuca glauca in a satisfying tapestry of colourful cover.’
Modern Latin, from medieval Latin ajuga.
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