Prunella vulgaris


Synonyms: Carpenter's weed, Self-heal, Wild sage

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Stoloniferous; patch-forming
Propagation: Seeds and stolons
Leaf Margin: Smooth or roundly-toothed
Leaf Hairs: Leaf surface can be sparsely hairy or smooth
Leaf Structure: Egg-shaped and pointed at the apex
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Shallow fibrous root system
Flower Color: Pale violet to deep purple



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Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Carfentrazone, Mesotrione

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