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Prunella vulgaris

Common Names: Heal-all, Common Selfheal
Prunella vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Prunella
Species: Prunella vulgaris

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of heal-all are 0.25", violet to pink, hooded, and clustered on a rounded oblong head.

The leaves are rounded, opposite, and they may be slightly toothed. The stems have four sides. The plants grow to 6" in height.

Habitat & Range

Heal-all grows in fields and on the sides of trails. It grows across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from June to September.

This species is an herbaceous perennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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