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White variant

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Selfheal var
Selfheal var2

Elsewhere in iSpot is a good picture of a white flowered selfheal. It is titled Cut leaved Self Heal and may appear below in other examples.
I think mine here (and the one mentioned) is Selfheal but a white variation.
I'd be interested to know if others have found Prunella Vulgaris but with white flowers.
Books say 'rarely pink or white flowered' and suggests possible hybridization with cut-leaved. There is no Cut-leaved nearby.
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Selfheal (Prunella Vulgaris) interacts


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Prunella variants

The white variety can be called P. vulgaris var alba Druce. I have come across it occasionally as well as various shades of pink and also one where the whole plant was purple.


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Last year, I collected seeds from these few plants and now they are looking VERY like the white variety in the pot - no flowers yet (early July) but watch for my new posting quite soon.