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Scientific Name: Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh peer-uh-mid-AH-liss
Common Name: crisp leaf carpet bugle
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal and then opposite on runners, rounded, wrinkled, dark green-reddish; flower petals bluish, fused at bases with two lower lobes much larger than the others.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Erosion control, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
crisp leaf carpet bugle
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Rugose
Colour in Summer: Green, Purple
Colour in Fall: Green, Purple
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, Runners (or stolons)
Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Crown rot, Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, ( Pest resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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