August 10, 2015

Prunella vulgaris L.

Life cycle

Stoloniferous perennial.

heallall plant
Healall plant.


Opposite, egg- to lance-shaped, 0.75 to 4 inches long with smooth to slightly toothed margins. Leaves are sparsely hairy to smooth with crinkled upper surfaces.


Prostrate, stoloniferous stems are square in cross-section and capable of rooting at the nodes to form dense patches. Flowering stems may reach up to 2 feet in height.

healall stem
Square stem of healall.

Flowers and fruit

Flowers have blue-violet to purple petals fused into a two-lipped tube and formed in dense spikes atop erect stems. Large, green to purple bracts are present at each flower. Four brown nutlets are formed at each flower.

healall flower spikes
Healall flowering spikes.


Seeds and creeping stems.

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