Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Selfheal is a perennial herb native to California (and elsewhere). Adult plants can reach 4-20 inches tall.  Selfheal will grow in a number of different soil types from sand soil to loam soil.  Grows in full sun to partial shade thriving in meadowlike settings or on a forest perimeter. Grows rhizomatoulsly and has fibrous roots which makes it good for erosion control. Selfheal is host to a large variety of native butterflies and bumblebees (such as the yellow faced bumblebee). Makes a great Native Groundcover that reseeds itself easily.