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Scientific Name: Prunella vulgaris
Pronunciation: proo-NELL-uh vul-GAIR-iss
Common Name: self-heal
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features: Stems squarish in c.s., common lawn weed that can be kept short by mowing; florets blue, in spike-like verticillasters.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading
Form: Irregular
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Herb, Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Ciliate, Crenate, Entire

Inflorescence Type: Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun, Jul
Additional Info: spike-like inflorescence

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:

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