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BUGLE : Ajuga reptans

This is not common around West Dunbartonshire. It is native to much of Europe and so considered native in the UK too, but if you see it locally, it is most probably an escapee from a garden. 

It can be found carpeting damp grassland, woodland clearings and cleared land within urban areas. The blue flower spikes of bugle that give it its name are easily recognised.

The flowers appear between April and July. A variety of insects including white-tailed bumblebees, green-veined white butterflies, silver Y moths and common carder bees are attracted to it.

An example found in Dillichip in the Vale of Leven.

WIKIPEDIA : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajuga_reptans#:~:text=It%20is%20an%20herbaceous%20flowering%20plant%20in%20the,Biodiversity%20Action%20Plan%20habitat%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom.

WILDLIFE TRUSTS : https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/bugle

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