Belongs to: mint family

Self-heal Prunella vulgaris

Best time to see: Jun to Oct

Key facts

A creeping perennial with small heads of purplish flowers, widespread in short grasslands

Pointed, oval leaves, slightlly toothed; flowers 10-15 mm

Once used as an infusion as a mouthwash, and as a poultice to help wounds to heal

© Tony Gunton

© Owen Keen