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soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

Anyone know what this is? I'm sure I've seen it before but can't remember what it's called.

The small blue flowers grow on a very fat cylindrical stem.

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  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489

    It looks like Prunella Vulgaris. Commonly known as Self Heal.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    Prunella vulgaris aka Self-heal. 

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  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489

    Dove.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    i don't think that's odd looking image

    I like those, they add a nice purple haze to the lawn after the Ground Ivy goes over.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    And the bees love them image

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  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks everyone. I knew I'd seen it before, thanks for reminding me what it's called. I noticed that the bees love it and the majority of my planting is done for pollinators. So, now I know it's not an undesirable thug it cant stay.

    Last edited: 07 August 2016 12:20:56

  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429
    nutcutlet says:

    i don't think that's odd looking image

    I like those, they add a nice purple haze to the lawn after the Ground Ivy goes over.

    See original post

     I thought it was odd looking as I've not previously seen a plant with that kind of 'tubular' stem with flowers growing from the sides. Apart from some tropical plants. But then I think most of nature is strange, flora and fauna. In a good way of course. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

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