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Self-heal

Observed: 2nd August 2012 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I'm not sure if these are both self-heal or if the second pair of photos could be large self-heal. The first pair of photos were lower growing, but both seem to have leaves at the base of the flowerheads.

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Species interactions

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Species with which Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

growth

They can vary greatly it can grow in lawns very tight to the ground only a few cm's in hight or can be up to 20cm if growing in taller grass or unrestricted by other plants.

Sheila

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jhn7's picture

Thank you.

I know the self-heal in our lawn is very tight to the ground and I assumed this was because it gets mown. The second of these two seemed almost big enough to be a garden plant. We love it in our lawn so it is not a weed, although others might think so!

Janet
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Fenwickfield's picture

me too

I sometimes feel awful cutting it when it's in full bloom and the lawn takes on a purple tinge.

Sheila

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