Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris Prunella vulgaris


Colour: Purple
Flowering: June - September
Height: Up to 12" (30 cm)
Family: Labiatae

Selfheal, a member of the mint family, is a common flower throughout Britain. It can be found in in grassland, woods and lawns.

It grows in small spreading clumps with spikes of purple/violet flowers (10-15 mm high).

As its name suggests, it is used in herbal medicine for sore throats and mouth ulcers. In the past it was used to stop bleeding.

Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris

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