Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Prunella vulgaris -- (Common Self-Heal)

photos by Susan McDougall


Prunella vulgaris

The leaves are lancelike and opposite, and the blue-violet flowers are arranged in a dense spikelike head. The petals are two-lipped and lobed. This is the native variety lanceolata.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7667, -121.6348, 3117
Date: July 2, 2014
Prunella vulgaris

Frequent in meadows where it may form large clumps, the stalks of purple flowers barely rising above the grasses, this species also grows alongside roads and other disturbed habitats.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7667, -121.6348, 3117
Date: July 2, 2014

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