Prunella vulgaris. Self heal. Ceannbhán beag.

Prunella vulgaris. Self heal. Ceannbhán beag.

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A small plant, low growing like a bedding plant and great for the bees.

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Common name: Self heal. Ceannbhán beag.

General:
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J538466.
Low growing perennial. Whorled clusters of blue/purple flowers on top of stems up to 30cms tall.

Benefits:
Great for bees and moths and make a great addition to mid length sward meadows.

Habitat:
Grows throughout Ireland, hardy. Grows in hedgerows, woodlands, edges, gravel and open ground. Not so happy in strong grass.

Sowing guidelines:
Sow from late autumn to early spring in trays or modules, prick out into modules, then plant out when large enough.

Cultural history:
Edible. Flavour similar to romaine lettuce, can be eaten raw or cooked. Particularly noted for curing sore throats. Contains vitamins A, B, C and K and is high in antioxidants.

Avg contents: 150 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.005 g
Dimensions 10 × 5.6 × 0.3 cm

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