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Ajuga variety or not?

Posted by Queen-Gardener 5 OH (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 9:32

The purple plant, I wondered if it was an Ajuga of some type, but I have an Ajuga patch so I know what it is. The leaves are purple and green and hairy, and this plant spreads by seeds. It seems to flower the whole growing season. It doesn't seem to care if it is in full sun or part sun. I like it, even though it seeds into the lawn and all over the garden. I just need to know what it's called, and whether or not I should fear it conquering the entire yard, although it seems pretty easy to pull out of flower bed dirt, because it is looser, but in the yard I had to take a trowel to it and hack up the yard a bit. Thanks for you help!!!

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RE: Ajuga variety or not?

Here is another pic, as the second one didn't get posted. The seedlings start out green, then purple up. This second pic is a mature plant.

RE: Ajuga variety or not?

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 9:39

Salvia lyrata, it does look a lot like ajuga...I can see your confusion.

RE: Ajuga variety or not?

wowies, THANKS SO MUCH!!! You're awesome, and quick too!! Neat that it's native, as I'm trying to have as many natives as possible!

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