Prunella vulgaris

Commonest by the wayside and in damp pastures and abundant throughout Britain.

The plant is also known as Carpenter’s Herb, Hook-heal, Sickle-wort and Prunella. In olden days it was considered one of the most useful medicines for inward and outward wounds.

Flowering from July to September.

The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)

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