Prunella vulgaris


Clumps or single stem, upright to prostrate, hairy, unbranched. Leaves lance- to egg-shaped, entire or slightly toothed, opposite; lower leaves with petioles; upper leaves sessile. Flowers with short stalks in stout round head above 2 spreading, pointed bracts at stem top. Flower purple, pink, or white; upper lip hood-like; lower lip 3-lobed with middle lobe fringed. Grows in disturbed soils, moist places at edges of forests. Circumboreal.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--16 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Columbia Basin, West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous, Wallowas, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

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