Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Prunella vulgaris

Self Heal

Self heal can be seen creeping through the short turf of a grassland or the uncut grass of a woodland clearing or roadside verge; it can even pop up in lawns that haven’t been treated with chemicals. Its clusters of violet flowers appear from June to October and provide a nectar source for bees and wasps.

"Prunella Vulgaris - Heal All” by Miranda Thomas, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

Self heal is a low-growing, perennial herb with paired, oval leaves and bluish or violet flowers that appear in dense, oblong clusters on the top of its stems. The purple-tinged seedhead remains after flowering.

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Scientific Name

Prunella vulgaris

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