Garden plant for ID : 290111 : AK-1: Taken at Nairobi, Kenya in January,2009. Very tiny flowers.

– I have similar creapers in my lawn every year.
we call it Kriechender G nsel in german, The sci. name I found is:  Ajuga reptans. I don’t have any fotos at present. after april/ may I can send fotos from my garden.
It has some medicinal uses. Native to europe, don’t know about Africa.

– Yes, I think you are correct
Ajuga reptans

this is a decorative herb and spreads everywhere in the garden. It is also called carpenter’s herb, and has other medicinal values.
Fotos taken in may 2011.

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae Kriechender Günsel (Ajuga reptans) from my garden in Ritterhude: A creaper in my lawn, difficult to get rid of, as the rhizoms spread unsergroud and in every direction.
A good source of nectar see Bumblebees hovering aroung the flowers.
Tee from dry leaves should help against rheuma.
Fotos taken on 11.5.2011

Ajuga reptans L., Sp. Pl. 561 1753. ‘Bronze’
A carpet forming species with nearly glabrous stoloniferous stems, obovate basal leaves, upper sessile, flowers violet forming close spike in upper portion; corolla exserted. The cultivar has bronze coloured leaves.
Photographed from Sunnyvale, California

very nice depiction of the leaves variation of colors and the close up of the flower //pic 3

Some pics from the US now…
Ajuga reptans captured at USA, Chicago Brookfield Zoo in May 2013.
Please validate

same q. how do you know the exact id. did you get the guidebook at the zoo that tells you what they planted
or was it labelled?

I managed to find the label pic….
This is label from the Chicago Bot Gdn.
I don’t have the label from the Brookfield Zoo, I might have labelled the ones from Brookfield Zoo since they looked similar to the one from Chicago Bot Gdn (2nd pic above).
Please advice…


Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Lamiaceae : Ajuga reptans : Kenya : 18MAY15 : AK-39 : 39/41 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Cultivated, garden plant seen in Nairobi, Kenya.

Yes …

This is a species of Ajuga, was seen planted in a bed of Llyods Botanical Garden, Darjeeling..
no placard was around, wanted to know if specific id can be reached..

Ajuga species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

Ajuga reptans ??


Plant for ID :: Vienna, AT :: EU-ARKOCT36 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Seen these purple ones in Vienna, AT. I think I had seen it earlier in Chicago, USA (here)
Requested to please confirm if this is Ajuga reptans.

Lamiaceae – possibly Ajuga reptans

Thank you … for validating the ID.


Fwd: Request for identification of Lamiaceae member. 2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 MB
I have collected this plants from Darjeeling  on 02.05.2017. May I request you to kindly help me to identify this plant specimens.

Likely to be Ajuga sp. …!!

I think closer to images at Ajuga reptans


Fwd: Request for identification of Lamiaceae member. 1 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 6 MB.
I have collected this plants from Darjeeling  on 02.05.2017. May I request you to kindly help me to identify this plant specimens.

Possibly Ajuga reptans or something similar?

Thanks, … I also agree with you as images match those at Ajuga reptans 

I also think that it is Ajuga reptans.

Happy to see so many in agreement; I feel like smiling.

SK856 08 NOV-2017:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal
Altitude: 4600 ft.
Date: 12 April 2014
Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. or some cultivar ?? 

I think closer to images at rather than those at Ajuga reptans L. rather those at Ajuga macrosperma Wall. ex Benth. 

Ajuga reptans L. ? Then it could be introduced as not listed in Nepal .

Was it cultivated or can it be an escapee from cultivation?

It could be planted as it was in a garden !

Observations so far in efi are also of cultivated plants for this species.


SK925 02 JAN-2018 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal 
Date: 30 January 2015
Altitude: 4400 ft.

Ajuga reptans L. ??


I guess it is cultivated !

Yes, to me also appear close to images at


Ajuga reptans L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 26 October 2018
Habit : Cultivated


Ajuga reptans L.: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Kathmandu, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 13 June 2021
Habitat : Cultivated

Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lighting’ from California-GS14102021-1: 2 high res. images.
Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lighting’
Cultivar with white edged leaves and pink flowers in spikes.
Clicked from Regan Nursery, Fremont, California, 26-5-2019.