Lamiaceae Lindl.(=Labiatae) (The Mint Family) 36 species from the Lamiaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Yellow Southern Bugle, French Groundpine
Maltese name(s) :
Status for Malta :
Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: CHAMEOPHYTE ( dwarf or small woody shrubs )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
March – November
Colour of Flowers:
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
Ajuga: It may be derived from 'a-' = without and 'jugum' = yoke, referring to the undivided calyx consisting of a single structural unit of fused sepals. Another suggestion is that it is more likely to be a corruption of the Latin name 'abigo' meaning to drive away or to expel, because the plant was thought to drive away various forms of diseases and for the emmenagogue properties of the first plants placed in this Genus by Linnaeus. (Latin origin )
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Species Images (7 images)
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-0.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-1.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-2.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-3.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-4.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-5.
Ajuga iva subsp. pseudoiva - Image Code: AJGPI-6.
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