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8. Ajuga multiflora Bunge, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans. 2: 125. 1833.

多花筋骨草 duo hua jin gu cao

Herbs perennial. Stems erect, unbranched, 6-23 cm tall. Basal leaves often in a rosette, petiolate, upper leaves sessile to petiolate, sometimes alternate; petiole 0.7-2 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 1.5-4 × 1-1.5 cm, adaxially densely villous-strigose, abaxially sparsely villous-ciliate, margin villous-ciliate. Apical verticillasters crowded, forming dense spikes 3-10 cm; apical floral leaves reduced, lanceolate to ovate, margin subentire or entire. Calyx broadly campanulate, 5-7 mm, lanate-villous; teeth regular, subulate-triangular, to 2/3 as long as calyx, apically acute, villous-ciliate. Corolla blue-purple or blue, tubular, 1-1.8 cm, puberulent, villous annulate inside; upper lip straight, with 2 circular lobes; middle lobe of lower lip flabellate, lateral lobes oblong. Nutlets adaxially swollen at middle, areole to 2/3 as long as adaxial side of nutlet. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

Sparse grass on slopes, thickets, riverbank grasslands. Anhui, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Nei Mongol [Korea, Russia]

1 Plants 13-23 cm tall; basal leaves in a rosette, ovate-oblong; upper leaf blades broadly ovate to subcircular, coarsely serrate; corolla to 1.8 cm   8b var. serotina
+ Plants 6-20 cm tall; basal leaves not in in a rosette, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-ovate; upper leaf blades lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, undulate to undulate-crenate; corolla 1-1.2 cm.   (2)
2 (1) Stems and inflorescences densely gray lanate- villous; inflorescences ca. 10 cm; upper leaves opposite, sessile   8a var. multiflora
+ Stems and inflorescences densely long sericeous; inflorescences ca. 4 cm; upper leaves alternate, petiolate   8c var. brevispicata

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