Prunella


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Prunella

 

a genus of perennial herbs of the family Labiatae. The opposite leaves range from entire to pinnatipartite. The flowers are in false whorls that form a dense spicate inflorescence; the corolla has an arched upper lip. The fruit consists of four nutlike lobes. There are five to seven species, distributed in temperate and subtropical zones of the northern hemisphere. The USSR has four species. Self-heal (P. vulgaris), with tiny violet flowers, is common along roads and in glades, forest margins, sparse forests, meadows, fields, and wastelands. P. grandiflora, with large violet or reddish flowers, occurs in the European USSR, mainly in the south, and in the Caucasus; it is cultivated as an ornamental.

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Prunella visited many of the houses and palaces in Victoria's life and played the elderly Queen looking back on her life through the words of her journals and letters.
The Marriage Lines finished in 1966, but Richard and Prunella did not fly the nest.
Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Prunella vulgris (PV), a medicinal plant was evaluated for its ability to inhibit the growth of 38 resistant isolates of Escherichia coli strains and compared to Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Cefixime and Tobramycin by well diffusion method.
At their Victorian house in Wandsworth, south London, former Fawlty Towers star Prunella remains in the background while her husband discusses his latest book, Our Great Canal Journeys: A Lifetime Of Memories On Britain's Most Beautiful Waterways, a lovely coffee table tome which details their famous journeys both on the water and in life.
Prunella laciniata habita sitios abiertos (claros de bosques o matorrales) y sustratos humedos y acidos (Valdes & Ubera, 1987; Morales, 2010).
But when visiting her executor to pick up another picture, I spied a heap of photos showing Prunella in my next-door neighbour's house and garden, which had been her bolthole until 1966.
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"PERFECT girl" Prunella Stack, who blazed a trail for women's health and fitness, was a driving force behind the growth of the Fitness League,.
You may know her better as the dopey Bubbles from Absolutely Fabulous (or as Prunella Scales' daughter off those Tesco ads - remember them?) but it was her role as Little Voice that showcased the dexterous singing voice that makes her perfect to play this stage icon.
The opening piece, "Canker Sores and Other Distractions," while competently performed, is woefully underdeveloped, an inchoate look at a divorced couple (Martin and Prunella) running into each other after 10 years and considering getting back together again while dining at a restaurant.
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John's wort), prunella (self-heal) and several types of echinacea (for example, purple coneflower) for their anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.