Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma
Prunella vulgaris L.
heal-all, lawn prunella, self-heal
Prunella: from a German brunella for "quinsy," a malady that this plant was used to treat
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
|Plant: ||drooping to suberect perennial, 1"-20" tall forb; stems square|
|Flower: ||purple to blue with a white lip, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" long, hooded; inflorescence a 1 1/4" conical, dense terminal spike; blooms June-Oct.|
|Fruit:||1-seeded, smooth nutlet|
|Leaf:||few, opposite, stalked, lance-shaped to oval, lower ones wider and with a more rounded base|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|