Ajugoides humilis

Ajugoides humilis

  • Ajugoides humilis
  • Ajugoides humilis
  • Flower name
    Ajugoides humilis
  • Scientific name
    Ajugoides humilis
  • Alias山地黄
  • Place of originendemic to Japan
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August
  • Language of flowersHappy Spring

What is Ajugoides humilis

Ajugoides humilis(scientific name: Ajugoides humilis) is a creeping perennial grass of the genus Ajugoides in the family Lamiaceae , endemic to Japan.. The entire plant is densely covered with hairs. It grows wild in the shade of forests in mountainous areas in Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu.

The grass is 5-10 cm tall with long rhizomes that creep up the ground.

It has two or three pairs of leaves on the top. The leaves are green, 3-7 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, and ovate with deep veins and wrinkles. The leaf margins have rounded serrations. The leaf base is wedge-shaped.

In July and August, short,inflorescences emerge from the leaf axils at the stem ends, producing one or two lip-shaped, pale red flowers 1.2 to 1.8 cm long. The lip-shaped flowers have two lips: the upper lip rises without dividing and has four stamens on the inside. The lower lip has three lobes. The outside of the flower tube is densely covered with hairs. The calyx is 0.7 cm long with 5 lobes and 10 veins. After the flower, there is a quadrate fruit about 0.2 cm long. The fruit is masculine and has three ridges,

Meaning of scientific name

The genus name 'Ajugoides' is a compound of "Ajuga" and "-oides (like). The Latin species name 'humilis' means 'low' or 'humility' and refers to the low height of the grass.

Common name: Ajugoides humilis, sicientific name: Ajugoides humilis, origin: Japan, habitat: Honshu to west, Shikoku to Kyushu, living environment: shade in mountain forest, grass height: 5 to 10 cm, leaf color: green, leaf length Inflorescence: clustered inflorescence; flower: 2-lipped, 4 lobed; flower color: pale red; diameter: 1.5 cm; flower length: 1.2-1.8 cm; outer tube: hairy; flowering season: July-August; calyx length: 0.7 cm, 5 lobed 10 veins; fruit type: divided, with 3 ridges; fruit length: 0.2 cm.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. humilis
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height5.0 ~ 10.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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