Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata
Prunella vulgaris L. ssp. lanceolata (W. Bartram) Hultén
Lance selfheal, Self-heal
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Prunella vulgaris var. elongata, Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata
USDA Symbol: PRVUL2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit: Purple, Blue
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NL , NS , 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-09
Research By: TWC Staff