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Betonica officinalis

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Hardy Native Herbaceous Perennial, usually of grassland and open woodland; with whorls of bright red - purple flowers on tall, bristly stems above bold, toothed, spear shaped foliage in June to October.

Height x Spread:

24 in (60 cm) x 18 in (45 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Very attractive to Bees; it is also a food plant of the Small Magpie moth caterpillar.

Other Interest:

Was widely used in herbal medicine to ward off various evils; was thought to give protection against dragons.