Healall – Prunella vulgaris

Healall

Prunella vulgaris L.
Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Life cycle

Stoloniferous perennial.

Leaves

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.

Stems

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.

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.

Reproduction

Seeds and creeping stems.

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Healall flower spikes
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Healall plant
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Square stem of healall

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