Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

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Selfheal Prunella weed identification

Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

Selfheal is a common weed on all types of lawn throughout the UK. This perennial weed spreads by creeping runners known as rhizomes, which root at intervals. It can quite happily grow in closely mown areas of turf although if left alone, it will grow to a height of 30cm and produce an attractive plant. This plant can thrive in most conditions, the leaves appear in pars and in closely mown areas, they may have a purple ting.

Selfheal flowers from June to October, producing a bright purple flower.

 

 

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