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Selfheal

Observed: 21st July 2013 By: Krisztina FeketeKrisztina Fekete’s reputation in PlantsKrisztina Fekete’s reputation in PlantsKrisztina Fekete’s reputation in Plants
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No interactions present.

Species with which Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) interacts

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Krisztina Fekete's picture

Thanks, surprising for me as

Thanks, surprising for me as the colours are very different in my books!

Rachy Ramone's picture

I do find...

...that a lot of books have colours that don't quite match up to specimens actually seen.

So my books all have copious notes in them, now!

Petal/leaf colour is affected by weather, sun, temperature, local availability of nutrients etc, so there is bound to be some variation.

Also the printing process is not exactly infallible!

But this is a good thing, it makes us look more closely at other ID points: also I find (just my opinion) that annotating my reference books makes them "mine".

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY