Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Ajuga||Bugleweed, ground pine or carpet bugle|
|Cultivar||‘Metallica Crispa’||Named for the metallic sheen of the leaves|
About plant names...
Pyramid bugleweed is a cultivated variety, but it naturalizes easily and escapes
gardens, and can be invasive. The wild plant is native to northern Europe. It is used
as a ground cover.
Identification: Plants are only 4-6" (10-15 cm)
high and 12-16" (30-40 cm) in diameter, with shiny, crinkly purple-green foliage. Flowers are blue-violet.
Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ on Learn2Grow
Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ on Horticopia
Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ on Flickr
Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)
Range: Zones 3a-9a:
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