Common Name of Species: Heal-all
Entry Author: C. Friedl,
Description: Heal-all can be identified by its flower head, which is very small but vibrant violet in, color, hooded and fringed on the lower lip.
Leaves: Leaves are completely uniform. Can be either lance or ovate shaped, and smooth or slightly toothed. 1-3 inches in length.
Flowers: Flowers are hooded with a lower lip that is drooping and fringed. Approximately ˝ inch long. Grow in small clusters.
Stem: Stems are sprawling with many subdivisions.
Height: 6-12 inches, mostly sprawling.
Branching Pattern of Leaves: Leaves grow opposite to one another.
Conditions/Habitat: Can be found growing low to the ground, sprawling across grass, gardens, fields and roadsides.
Range: Throughout North America
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McKenny, M. & Peterson R.T. (1996). Peterson Field Guides: Wildflowers Northeastern/ North-central North America. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
USDA, NRCS (2004). Plants Database, Version 3.05 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874 USA.
This page was created by: C. Friedl,
Last updated 11/10/05