Ruskin's Botanical Drawings

John Ruskin, Prunella 1881, RF1180, © Ruskin Foundation

Ruskin, John (1819-1900)

Prunella 1881
Pencil and black ink
14 x 11.5 cm
Inscribed in black ink: Prunella / JR. 81

RF 1180


RF 1180 and RF 1181show a side view of a Self-heal, presumably Common Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris; Deadnettle family – Lamiaceae), a blue-flowered, native inhabitant of open grasslands such as meadows, pastures and verges.

This entry was researched and written by Professor David Ingram.