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Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris


The flowers grow from a square-shaped, whirled cluster. Below this club are a pair of leaves that stand out on either side. The flowers are two-lipped and tubular. The top lip is purple and the bottom lip is often white with three lobes (with the middle lobe being larger).


Spotted near a woodland trail at Pawling Nature Reserve


The first picture shows the flower as viewed from the top. "Self-heal is edible: the young leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads; the plant in whole can be boiled and eaten as a potherb; and the aerial parts of the plant can be powdered and brewed in a cold infusion to make a beverage." - Wikipedia

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Common Selfheal
Prunella vulgaris Common Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris - Overview

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1 Comment

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks so much Kostas

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2016
Submitted on Jul 3, 2016

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