Is it a native?
Austral Bugle - a native (Ajuga australis)
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family).
Native of eastern Australia.
Occurrence: Uncommon. Is more common on and south of the Dividing Range.
- it is erect or prostrate to about 40 cm
- the leaves are slightly lobed
- the tube flowers are blue to violet, and grow from the leaf bases
- the lower lip of the petals is two-lobed
- the stamens are exerted beyond the petal tube
Austral Bugle is a variable species.
Right and lower left: Austral Bugle. Nuggetty.
Lower right: Sample from Mt Alexander. This plant was dug up by rabbits.