Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata

Upright perennial flower that grows 1/2″-2′ tall with oppositely arranged lance to egg-shaped leaves. Its purple to pink flowers form a spike-like cluster atop the stem. Attracts pollinators.


Prunella vulgaris
selfheal flower

Photo credit: John Cardina

selfheal whole plant

Photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr

prunella vulgaris
  • Prunella vulgaris
  • selfheal flower
  • selfheal whole plant
  • prunella vulgaris

Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Wet Prairie
Mature Height:
4 – 20”
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist to dry
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant