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Prunella grandiflora

Brunelle
Selfheal

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

25-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

20-50 cm

Description

Moist, half-shady or shady conditions.

Flowers

The corolla tube arises just above the leaves. The flowers emerge, pinkish-purple, 2-lipped in whorls all along the corolla tube.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Egg-shaped to oblong, wider in the middle, pointed, serrated or not, 8 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: dry, does not split open when ripe, many seeds.

Edible

Leaves.

Medical

Whole plant: used to heal wounds. As an infusion it was used to treat sore throats, thrush and gum infections; also for diarrhoea.

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