Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|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 ~1′ (30-40 cm) in diameter, with shiny, crinkly purple-green foliage. Flowers are blue-violet.
Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
© FloraFinder.org. All rights reserved.
9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts · ≈ 12 × 8″ (31 × 20 cm)
Range: Zones 3a-9a:
About this map...