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Friday, August 09, 2013

A Little Purple Wildflower

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On our recent visits to Ouabache State Park, we've seen a lot of these tiny wildflowers. They're so small that I can't get down to their level, so my photos are all taken looking down on them. Maybe one of you will be able to tell me what they are. But I think you'll agree that it's not necessary to know their correct identification in order to enjoy their loveliness.


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This gives you an idea of their small size.

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Update: Many thanks to Margaret Adamson and TexWisGirl for identifying this plant as Prunella Vulgaris (commonly known as "Self-Heal"). Click here to see what another blogger posted just yesterday about the healing benefits of this little beauty.

12 comments:

  1. HI Linda Yes this is a lovely little flower. I am not an expert on wild flowers however I think this is Self Heal- Prunella vulgaris. The name Prunella is from Brunella, the German for quinsy, a disease the plant was said to cure.

    Prunella vulgaris has been used in herbal medicine for many ailments, including kidney, liver and gall bladder problems, as a muscle relaxant, to lower fever, stop bleeding, and aid healing fo wounds.

    Check it out and see what you think.

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  2. Big things can come in small packages, a great find

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  3. I have no idea what they are but they sure are lovely. Have a great weekend.

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  4. check out this post that i just saw yesterday. i'm not sure if it's the same thing but looks like it might be...

    selfheal

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  5. Hi Linda! Your blog post is just gorgeous. Lovely pictures.
    I'm so glad Margaret Adamson & TexWisGirl helped you identify your beautiful flower. What a lovely, roundabout way to happen upon each other's blogs.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. They are a delightful little plant, aren't they? Kind of like a little surprise spread out everywhere!!

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  7. So delicate - and beautiful! Love the colors.

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  8. They are beautiful,whether identified or not.Some of the people reading this blog obviously know their flowers a lot better than I do.

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  9. They are fragile and lovely, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Hi There, I'm back after a big birthday week. Trying to catch up a little on my blogging.

    Gorgeous little flowers, Linda. Interesting that this plant helps with healing... NEAT!!!!

    Hope you have had a good week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Great details, Linda. How many of these little flowers we pass by without noticing... The plant grows also here in the Czech Republic but I didn't know it has healing effects. Good to learn something new and helpful.

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  12. you have such a talent for taking floral pictures....also want to add i love your header photo. ♥

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