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Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata

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Species Name: Prunella vulgaris lanceolata
Common Name: Selfheal

Great in moist meadows. Beautiful violet flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 7,200'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California Floristic Provence, east of Sierra Nevada (Mono Valley, Owens Valley)
Natural Habitat: Moist areas, generally coniferous forests, woodlands below 7,200'

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