Wild ginger, hosta ‘Gold Standard’ Boxwood

Prunella vulgaris (known as common self-heal or heal-all) is a common weed in many lawns. The sprawling plant has pretty little flowers of blue or purple, but I like to make a tea out of the leaves for a sore throat. They can also be eaten in salads or cooked too. The plant contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as flavonoids and rutin.