Nov. 24, 2021

bugle, Ajuga reptans

Bugle is an immigrant from Europe. It is a short plant that spreads extensively by sending out runners, so it makes a good groundcover. But then it keeps going to the point that it is sometimes considered invasive. Certainly it invades lawns, where there is little competition from taller plants. Mowers are its friends. In other habitats where it is shaded it does not seem to be as aggressive. Bugle has been reported wild from AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, NF, NS, ON, and QC. Highland Co OH, 4/28/21. Mint family, Lamiaceae.