Ruskin's Botanical Drawings

John Ruskin, Prunella, 1881, RF1181, © Ruskin Foundation

Ruskin, John (1819-1900)

Prunella, 1881
Pencil and black ink
11.5 x 10.3 cm
Inscribed in black ink: Prunella / JR. 81 with note in ink: Gradate the / shape better, / as you know / how

RF 1181


RF 1180 and RF 1181 show 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.