Flora of Northern Ireland
Prunella vulgaris
© Roy Anderson
Prunella vulgaris
© Alan Hill
Prunella vulgaris
© Alan Hill
Prunella vulgaris
(Map updated: March 2008)
Prunella vulgaris
© John Wilde
 

A native, perennial species of meadows, pastures and other grassy habitats; common throughout Northern Ireland.

The plant grows up to 9 ins (c. 22 cm), has pointed oval leaves which are scarcely toothed, and an oblong head of violet-coloured flowers produced from dark purple persistent calyces.

All names: Prunella vulgaris L.