"Yaeyama-Juni-hitoe" (Ajuga taiwanensis) belongs to the family Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is a perennial herb that is native from the Yaeyama Islands to Taiwan, southern China and the Philippines. This herb grows in sunny forest edges and roadsides, and reaching 5-15 cm in height. The leaves are opposite, obovate-oblong to oblanceolate, with petioles and wavy toothed edges. The one to several, pale pink or whitish flowers bloom in axillary clusters from February to May.