Ajuga parviflora Benth. in Wall., Pl. As. rar. 1: 59. 1830
Perhaps another plant which is not correctly represented at FOI website, where it (or closely similar plant) is displayed as Ajuga lupulina. It must be noted that A. lupulina is a much different plant with coloured (white, yellow or greenish-purple) much larger floral leaves (3.5-5 cm long) that often hide the flowers and flowers are much larger (2-2.5 cm) white with purple veins. It also has much larger leaves (5-11 cm long)
Ajuga parviflora, the plant depicted at FOI website and the plant uploaded here is densely villous plant with much smaller leaves, scarcely exceeding 4 cm, much smaller flowers usually smaller than 8 mm in length. There are no specially coloured floral leaves, the floral clusters occurring in axils of normal leaves, corolla tube slightly longer than calyx, stamens or mostly included.
The plant was photographed from open slopes of Morni hills on April 9, 2011.
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