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Ajuga chamaepitys
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Ajuga chamaepitys (L.) Schreber

Synonyms - chamaepitys Teucrium L.

Popular names - camepizio, bugola gialla, ground pine, yellow bugle.

Distribution and Habitat - Euro-Mediterranean species, grows around the Mediterranean, in warm and dry, up to 1500 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous annual, stem 5-30 cm, branched, densely glabra to viloasa. Leaves 3-partite with linear segments, trifid. Flowers 2-4 per node; calyx 4-6 mm, lobes longer or shorter than the tube, corolla yellow with red or purple spots. Blooms in April-May. Fruit 4-achenes, oval-oblunga.

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