Bugle, Ajuga reptans, Herbe de Saint-Laurnet, Bugle rampant

Bugle (Ajuga reptans)

French name: Bugle rampant, Herbe de Saint-Laurent

Bugle is a perennial wildflower commonly found throughout France. It has dark green leaves which form a dense carpet. Bugle thrives in moist, partly shaded ground and is particularly found in woodland, along hedgerows and in damp meadows.

Ajuga reptans, Bugle rampant, Herbe de Saint-Laurent

From May – July the plant sends up spikes of blue flowers which are interspersed with smaller leaves. The flowers are shaped like skirted ladies and often have stripes running through them.

Bugle, Ajuga reptans, Herbe de Saint-Laurnet, Bugle rampant

Bugle provides an excellent source of nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. It is coming to the end of it’s flowering season now but there are certainly plenty still in flower near our home. It’s an unassuming plant but keep an eye out for it and take a close look at the flowers, they’re very pretty.

A bientôt

Katherine x



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    […] wildflowers, even in mid April remain somewhat scarce. Wood Anemone, Red Dead-Nettle and Bugle have started to appear, but little […]

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