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Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Violet, forming oblong clusters. Sepals are purple.
Fruit:
The fruit is comprised of 4 nutlets and contains a single seed.
Leaves:
The leaves are oval, pointed and grow along their stems in opposite pairs. Slightly toothed or not toothed at all. Leaves reach 5cm long.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten, either raw or cooked. The leaves can be eaten in salads, soups and stews.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Extremely little or no fragrance at all.
Other Names:
Aleutian Selfheal, All Heal, American Selfheal, Blue Curls, Brownwort, Brunella, Carpenter Weed, Carpenter's Herb, Common Selfheal, Heal-all, Heart-of-the-Earth, Hock Heal, Hook-heal, Lance Selfheal, Lanceleaf Selfheal, Prunella, Sicklewort, Slough-heal, Woundwort.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland, waterside, woodland.