Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris


Low to short, patch forming, usually hairy plant, flowering stems ascending to erect. Flowers usually deep violet blue, 13 to 15 mm long, the flowerheads immediately subtended by a pair of leaves. Calyx with fine pointed teeth.

Identification difficulty

Grassy habitats, banks, roadside verges, meadows, lawns.

When to see it

June to November.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 554 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map