Self-Heal Seeds (Prunella vulgaris)
Edible greens, traditional medicine, and wildlife value!
Self-heal, or heal-all is a classic Northwestern meadow plant -- a cheerful blue-flowering species of damp ditches and pastures, hedgerow understories, rainy coastal bluffs, and forest clearings.
This perennial member of the mint family is very attractive to bumble bees and has a storied history in medieval Europe (where it also occurs), and among Native Americans as a medicinal herb. We like it in salads, or cooked with dandelion and nettle in a wild green "meadow spanakopita."
Spreading growth habit, with stems that will form new roots where they touch the ground. Treat this plant nicely and it will stick around!
Approximately 500 seeds (0.9 grams).