Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lamiaceae
Prunella vulgaris (American Heal-all)
Flower colorlavender
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped to lanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly - Aug
HabitatDisturbed areas
LocalityLower north slope and lower south side
DescriptionThis plant grows up to about a foot tall. It has a square stem and the opposite leaves are an elongated, ovate shape. The pale purple flowers have short stamens and are produced in a terminal spike. It is a common plant along the trails in the Range.
Habit photoPW
Flower photoPW