Dark blue erect flowering spike with white marks on lower lip.
Paired stem leaves, rosette of shiny untoothed basal leaves.
Many rooting runners. Height: 10-30 cm
Widespread, common in woods, hedges, fields, and on roadsides.
Related: Pyramidal Bugle, A. pyramidalis. Tiny purple flowers nearly hidden
by leafy bracts. On list of Endangered Plants.
Photographs above: Near Ballingeary, County Cork.