Irish wildflowers

Ajuga reptans
Ghlasair choille
Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering time: April-June. Perennial. Native.

Dark blue erect flowering spike with white marks on lower lip.
Paired stem leaves, rosette of shiny untoothed basal leaves.
Many rooting runners. Height: 10-30 cm

Widespread, common in woods, hedges, fields, and on roadsides.

Related: Pyramidal Bugle, A. pyramidalis. Tiny purple flowers nearly hidden
by leafy bracts. On list of Endangered Plants.

Photographs above: Near Ballingeary, County Cork.

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