Ajuga integrifolia

Ajuga integrifolia from Nairobi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

A low plant in a weedy area at Nairobi, Kenya, 28 March 2013.

HERBACEOUS: Grows a number of stems for several seasons from a tough root stock reaching mostly less than one meter tall.

LEAVES: The opposite leaves are elliptical and broad, rounded teeth along the margin. The pubescence gives the leaves a silvery green color.

FLOWERS: The pale blue flowers have a very small top petal and four lower petals united into a large landing platform.

RANGE: Distributed in Ethiopia and Kenya in East Africa.



Lamiaceae -- Mint Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 24 June 2016.