Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Bugle
Ajuga reptans
of the Mint family
a perennial
10-30 cm high
blooms April-June
likes damp woodland sites
can be seen in the Visitor Centre wild garden

   
Bugle was well-know in medieval times as a "cure-all" as it was believed to help remedy all sorts of physical and medical conditions such as laceration wounds, broken bones and skin ulcers. It has also been praised for its narcotic qualities able to effectively treat the after effect of alcohol abuse.