Mountain Lines

 

by Nelson Haas

 

HEAL-ALL

Prunella vulgaris

This time of the year, I had to search quite a bit to find a Heal-All still in a representative bloom to do a sketch. The plant is very common and goes unnoticed by the casual observer.

In sketching, I did not find The plant simple or common. The flower head is a mass of unopened and spent flowers with only a few in full bloom at one time. The creeping plant itself grows leaves ranging from round to lance-shaped, some with stems and some clasping.

In Pennsylvania, Heal-All grows in your lawn, along roadsides, fields and wooded borders. It does not grow in full shade.

 

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