Terminal spike of purple-blue flowers, occasionally pinkish or white. Calyx and corolla 2-lipped.Hairy bracts. Stalked oval-oblong leaves, toothed or entire.
Upper leaves stalkless. Slightly hairy. Creeping runners. Height: To 20cm.
Abundant. Damp roadsides, wasteland, grassland, woods, gardens.
Similar: Cut-leaved Selfheal, P. laciniata. Cream flowers.
Very rare, first recorded in Ireland 1999.
Photograph above: White form of Selfheal. The Burren, Co.Clare. August 2007