"Miyama-utsubo-gusa" (Prunella vulgaris ssp. asiatica var. aleutica) belongs to the Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed northward from Chubu district of Honshu to Hokkaido, the Kuril Islands and North East Asia. This herb grows in sub-alpine grassland and can reach 20-30 cm in height. It resembles to the Sel-heal (Prunella vulgaris ssp. asiatica), though it is defined that the runners do not bear after flowering. The leaves are oblong-lanceolate and arranged oppositely with petioles. The racemes are borne on the stem apexes, and the bright, bluish-purple, labiate flowers bloom from July to August.