Ajuga bombycina Boiss., 1879
Common names: Yellow Bugle, Gout Ivy [En], Mayasıl out [Tu]
Göynuk Canyon, Kemer, ANTALYA ● Turkey
Description: Ajuga bombycina is a perennial herb with slender woody root. Whole plant (except corolla) densely silvery tomentose with long soft hairs that completely obscure the leaf surface. Stems prostrate or procumbent, simple, 3-15 cm. Basal leaves (when present) obovate to obovate-oblong, crenate-dentate. Inflorescence dense, (at least above), 3-15 cm. Verticillasters 2-flowered. Cauline and lower floral leaves cuneate to oblong-cuneate, 3-fid to 1/4 or less into broad rounded lobes. Corolla yellow, 12-16 mm, shape as in A. chamaepitys. Nutlets transversely rugulose.
In flora of Turkey, the genus Ajuga is represented by 14 species and 27 subspecific taxa (Davis 1982, 1988, Baytop 1999).
Biology: Flowering from April to May.
Habitat: Limestone rocks and rocky slopes, 50-1350 m.
Distribution: Endemic plant in Turkey, of South, South West and adjacent Central Anatolia.
The Flora of Van Lake Basin