Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris

    Description

    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
    Habitat

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

    When to see it

    June to November.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map