When does this bloom?
Where does this bloom?
Common along roadside
Heal All (prunella vulgaris) is a perennial fob or herb native to the United States. It grows most actively in the spring and summer months. It has gray-green foliage and purple flowers. The greatest bloom usually occurs in the mid summer. Relative to most other plant species, it has a moderate lifespan and a rapid growth rate. Once mature, it will reach a height of 1.5 feet high.
Heal All leaves can be eaten raw or cooked in salads, soups, stews, etc. It is somewhat bitter due to tannin, although this can be removed by washing the leaves. A cold water infusion of freshly chopped or dried and powdered leaves is commonly prepared as a very tasty beverage. It also produces an olive-green dye from the flowers and stems. Heal All also makes for good ground-cover in sunny locations or in light shade.