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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: it has a creeping habit and can spread
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Bitter-tasting
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 1 month cold moist treatment
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: May germinate without stratification.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Common names
  • Self-heal
  • Heal All
  • Thimble flower
  • Hook Heal
  • Hook Weed
  • Brownwort
  • Carpenter Weed
  • Blue Curls
  • Heart of the Earth
  • Self Heal
  • Common Selfheal
  • Heal-all
  • Dragon head

Photo Gallery
Location: Roadside, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-10-26
Fall rebloom
Location: Southern Pines, NC Connecticut Avenue near Tremont road Horse country
Date: June 27, 2022
Self-heal #259; RAB p. 905, 164-12-1; LHB p. 853, 176-10-3, "Name
Location: Southern Pines, NC Connecticut Avenue near Tremont road Horse country
Date: June 28, 2022
Self-heal #259; RAB p. 905, 164-12-1; LHB p. 853, 176-10-3, "Name
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2016-09-01
Location: Riverhead, NY
Date: 2016-07-05
used as ground cover on the way to birdfeeder.
Location: Riverhead, NY
Date: 2016-07-05
When not used as ground cover, this will bloom; long-view is dece
Location: Southern Pines, NC Connecticut Avenue near Tremont road Horse country
Date: June 28, 2022
Self-heal #259; RAB p. 905, 164-12-1; LHB p. 853, 176-10-3, "Name
Location: McEwen TN
Date: 2014-08-19
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-27
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: No.Calif amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2009 July
wild Prunella vulgaris
Location: No.Calif amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2009 July
Prunella vulgaris in the wild
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: July 2018
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: July 2018
Photo by wildflowers
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-03
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Location: Iceland
Location: Iceland
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: Sept 2018
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: Sept 2018
Location: Benicia, CA
Date: 2015-06-03
Location: McEwen TN
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-03-10
Some plants showing up with variegated leaves.
Location: Norhteastern, Texas
Date: May 23, 2010
Closer look at blooms
Location: Lake Louise, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-03
Photo by sooby

Date: 2018-06-09
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-08-05
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-05-20
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: My Garden, Washington State
Date: 2017-08-31
Location: Anacortes, Washington
Date: 2014-07-16
On a hike to Whistling Lake
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-07
Location: Canada
Date: 2017-07-13
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: 2012-05-26
Flower cluster from the side.
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: 2012-05-26
Close up of flower.
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Winter 2012
New plant in winter.
Location: Mississippi
Date: 2013-05-28
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-11-10
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-11-10
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2014-07-10

Date: July
credit: Ivar Leidus
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-03-28
Photo by wildflowers
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-05-20
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-05-20
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Date: 2003-05-20
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
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Comments:
  • Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 15, 2011 9:49 PM concerning plant:
    Heal-all is a low-growing plant; most consider it a common lawn weed. It thrives in moist wasteland and grass, and spreads easily and quickly. It's a member of the mint family and has a square stem, common to mints. Some species are used to treat a range of minor disorders, giving it its common name. It was used by Native Americans for a variety of traditional medicinal treatments which haven't been scientifically proven, but Prunella vulgaris has been shown to be an antioxidant, immune stimulant, viral replication inhibitor and an anti-inflammatory agent. It is still being clinically tested for these uses.

    Prunella species are also used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.

    Some also use the leaves as a food source in salads. (Slightly bitter tasting)
  • Posted by Whitebeard (Riverhead, NY - Zone 7a) on Jul 5, 2016 7:18 PM concerning plant:
    It's effective as ground cover, and tolerates foot traffic. Growth that's walked on will not bloom.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jul 16, 2014 7:43 PM concerning plant:
    Native in the Pacific Northwest, found at forest edges, roadsides, clearings, and fields.
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