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Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata
Prunella vulgaris L. ssp. lanceolata (W. Bartram) Hultén
Lance selfheal, Self-heal
Synonym(s): Prunella vulgaris var. elongata, Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata
USDA Symbol: prvul2
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Purple, Blue Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WY Canada: NL
, PE Native Habitat:
Found growing in low meadows, open woodlands, roadsides, pasturelands, lake margins, and waste places in the east fourth of Texas; widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Conditions Comments:
Low growing plant that is easily overlooked. The intricate flower
is beautiful shades of purples and lavenders. Flowers form in dense clusters at stem
ends, each with a two-lipped arrangement, with its upper petal
resembling a hood.
BenefitUse Medicinal: Astringent
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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April 19, 2006
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Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff