A genus of about 40 flowering annuals and perennials, native to Europe Asia and Africa. Two species are also found in southeastern Australia. They are evergreen and clump forming. Perennials spread by above ground rhizomes and are thus popular as ground covers. Some can be invasive.
Name Derivation: From the Greek a (without) and jugum (yoke)
Common Name: bugleweed, ground pine, carpet bugle
Ajuga is in the family Lamiaceae.