common selfheal, heal-all, heart-of-the-earth;


Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb52 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).

I think this one is Prunella vulgaris.

Prunella vulgaris L. Sp. Pl. 2: 600. 1753
Type: Lectotype – Herb. Clifford: 316, Brunella 1 [beta] (BM-000646146)


Kalatope id al190611:
A beautiful flower which I found in a graveyard..

Location Banikhet. Chamba
Altitude 1700 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 10 inches

Looks like Common Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

Yes … is right Prunella vulgaris !


Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae- Prunella vulgaris:
Came across this herb at Chika (Manali region).
Bot name: Prunella vulgaris
Family: Lamiaceae
Date/Time: 26-09-2010 / 03:45PM
Location: Chicka (Manali region), altitude approx 8500ft.
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb

Yes .. I photographs several in Gulmarg here. Saw plant after nearly 36 years.


Kalatope id 240611:
A beautiful flower found in an old Church Graveyard of Dalhousie

Location Dalhousie, Chamba
Altitude 1400mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 8 inches

Prunella vulgaris (syn Brunella vulgaris) photographed from Gulmarg in Kashmir


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae- Prunella vulgaris from Kashmir-GSMAY95/98 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Prunella vulgaris (syn Brunella vulgaris) photographed from Gulmarg in Kashmir


Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Kleine-Braunelle Prunella vulgaris from Ritterhude:
Prunella vulgaris
from my garden in Ritterhude
Fotos taken on 8.7.2011


Herb for ID : Patni Top : 241011 : AK-1:
A small herb growing wild at Patni Top on the 5th of Sept,11. Tiny purple flowers on a cone surrounded by tiny Persicaria sp. Lagotis? A guess


26102011-BS-3 Small wild herb for id from Chakrata:
pls id this small herb about 2-3 inches only, wild shot from Chakrata Trekk route. Plant hairy all over, leaves simple and opposite. Inflorescence very compact


Another one for Id. At Ghangriya,VOF. 23Jul.2008

… possibly Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (family Lamiaceae).

Yes …, our new Himalayan expert.

That is the cause for the success of our group. We don’t hesitate to make a guess even if it may be a wild guess. That sets the ball rolling.

People making lot of correct guesses are called experts! 🙂


VoF Week :: DV :: 31 JUL 12 – 1238 :: Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris at Auli:
Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris … (family: Lamiaceae)

31 JUL 12
Auli8750 – 9000 ft

Yes …, a common plant of wet subalpine and temperate meadows.

Prunella vulgaris L.
at Auli on July 31, 2012

Yes … Very distinct plant.

very nice
have you ever collected ripe pods and looked at their seeds?

Thank you very much … for validating the ID.
…- I have not collected ripe pods. Must be interesting.


VoF Week: Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris from the way to Ghangriya:
Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris from the way to Ghangriya

Yes …


VOF Week: Prunella vulgaris at VoF:   
Prunella vulgaris (Family: Lamiaceae) at VoF.

Yes … Nice photographs


Prunella vulgaris – at Shakati – GHNP – PKA66 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Seen this herb at Shakati Camp site at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 2300m.
Bot. name: Prunella vulgaris
: Lamiaceae
Date/Time: 30-09-2014 /12:10PM



HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Prunella(?) :: ARKDEC-35 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting to please validate ID of this plant captured near Manali, HP in October 2014.
Is this Prunella vulgaris? Guessed this ID based on … recent post.

Yes …, this is ..


Prunella vulgaris captured at Manali in October 2014.
Posted on the forum earlier and identified.


Lamiaceae (inc. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae – Prunella vulgaris L. (??) from Meghalaya – KD 21 MAY 2015 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached images may be Prunella vulgaris L. from Meghalaya. Please ID the plant.

Yes P.vulgaris to me.


Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Prunella vulgaris from Chakrata- NS May 18/18 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
This is a common Himalayan species..
Prunella vulgaris, recorded from Chakrata..

Yes …


Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Prunella vulgaris from Dalhousie- NS May 123/123 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
This was recorded from Dalhousie…
Prunella vulgaris


ID request SP0410102015 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location: Chakrata, Uttarakand.
Again photo not clicked by me

Likely to be Prunella vulgaris ..


ID please- Shillong- BR6 090416 : 1 post by 1 author.
I am sending herewith the pictures of some plants, collected from Shillong, Meghalaya. It will greatful if these specimens get identified.

I think it will be Prunella vulgaris (Lamiaceae).

Images by Ashwini Bhatia (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)


Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris ABJUN01/07 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.

On a mountain walk last Sunday, I spotted several of these plants. I think these are what are known as Self-heal or Heal-all referring to their use in old times to cure a diverse number of ailments. Please advise.
Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris—Self-heal
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1900m ca
26 June 2016

Thanks, … I saw them with wild strawberries in Do-chulla in Bhutan in this month.


Kailas Manasarovar Route::Prunella vulgaris NSJ-SEP 16/15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Prunella vulgaris for confirmation. Photo taken near Lakhanpur village last month. (August’16) Approx height 8000 feet.

Yes, this looks like Prunella vulgaris

Prunella vulgaris L. (accepted name) ?? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 8000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014

I think matches with images at Prunella vulgaris


Prunella vulgaris L. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 7000 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017

Prunella vulgaris L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (8)- around 750 kb each.
Location:  Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date:  3 July 2019
Elevation:  2524 m.
Habit : Wild

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae
Sharing a plant from Family : Lamiaceae
Observed in San Francisco bot. garden. It was labelled as Salvia aurea
(South african salvia-Golden sage) but I am not sure about the ID.

This is not Salvia aurea as per

Thanks, I’ll check them out.

Prunella vulgaris L.

Thanks … It indeed looks like what you IDed Prunella vulgaris


at Chika (Manali region): 26-09-2010; lamiaceae sp? 111010-PKA2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Prunella vulgaris L. : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki
Date: 20 June 2020
Elevation: 2114m.
Habitat: Wild


ID help : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
One in the mint family I think. I would like to know genus and sp.

Prunella vulgaris L.!


Is this Salvia officinalis: 1 high res. image.
Location: Rajouri j and k
Habit: Herb

Prunella vulgaris L.

Prunella vulgaris.

Yes Prunella vulgaris very common in J & K


Prunella sp.: 3 images.
Help me to identify this Prunella sp. From Ganderbal Kashmir.

Leaves are same like Prunella vulgaris
Corolla is whitish in colour having brown spot at top of the upper lip of the corolla
Corolla have sparse trichomes 
Habitat: bank of wetland
Anthers are wrinkled brownish in colour.

I think P. vulgaris only, which is reported to have white flowers also according to eFlora of China.

P.vulgaris doesn’t have brown spots on corolla

Does any other species reported from the area?

No sir.. only P.vulgaris

Lamium album L. ??

Lamium album has flowers in few flowered axillary clusters, upper lip of corolla overarching and bifid, calyx much narrower and subtending bracts never so large.

Brown spots are not on every petal…there I assume it is insect/water damage…my image has similar.
Both are very common wild flowers here.

My vote goes to Prunella vulgaris alba… the flowers are always on the top.
Pics 1-4
Lamium album is very different… the flowers are not all on the top but in whorls in the leaf axis, and go up the stem.
leaves are very different.
Pics 5 to end.


Prunella vulgaris: 3 high res. images.
Location Ganderbal Kashmir


Prunella vulgaris: 2 high res. images.
Kashmiri name: Kalle veouth

In kashmir dried flowers are used in the treatment of minor fractures and joint pains

Yes Prunella vulgaris, beautiful images.

Yes, I also agree.


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