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Ground Pine (Ajuga chamaepitys) HEIGHT to 20cm. Distinctive unusual hairy annual. Grows on dry, bare and disturbed ground, including cultivated land, on calcareous soils. FLOWERS 8-15mm long, mainly yellow, with small purple markings; borne at leaf nodes (May-Aug). FRUITS Nutlets. LEAVES Withering early at the base; stem leaves diagnostically deeply divided into 3 narrow lobes that smell of pine when rubbed.
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Ground Pine (Ajuga chamaepitys) HEIGHT to 20cm. Distinctive unusual hairy annual. Grows on dry, bare and disturbed ground, including cultivated land, on calcareous soils. FLOWERS 8-15mm long, mainly yellow, with small purple markings; borne at leaf nodes (May-Aug). FRUITS Nutlets. LEAVES Withering early at the base; stem leaves diagnostically deeply divided into 3 narrow lobes that smell of pine when rubbed.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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