Ajuga iva

Ajuga iva (L.) Schreb.

Common Names

Herb ivry (English), Musky bugle (English), شندقوره (Arabic), جعده (جَعَدَه) (Arabic), جعده (جِعده) (Arabic), جعده (جَعده) (Arabic), جعده (جِعده) (Arabic), مسكه (مِسكه) (Arabic), مسيكه (مسيْكه) (Arabic), سمسيك (سَمسَيْك) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Overview

Description

A greyish-villous perennial with decumbent or ascending stems, branched from the base; leaves are oblong-linear to linear, usually entire or 1-3-dentate at tip; verticillasters are 2-flowered, forming a raceme-like inflorescence; calyx is tubular and villous and calyx-teeth are triangular and acute; corolla is yellow or purple; fruit is a pitted nutlet.

Description

Size

Height: 10-25 cm

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean region, Sinai.

Distribution in Egypt

Libyan Desert Oases, and Nubian Desert Oases

Habitat

Stony wadis, and roadsides.

Life Expectancy

Perennial

Taxonomy

  • Teucrium iva L. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..