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Wood Sage

Teucrium scorodonia

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, 2 petals
 
Flowers in pairs, pale greenish-yellow, 5-lobed lower lip, reddish anthers and 4 stamens.
Fruit:
Insignificant.
Leaves:
The leaves have irregularly toothed margins and are an elongated, egg-shaped and pointed at the tips. The slightly wrinkled leaves are arranged opposite one another along the stems.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
This plant tastes like and can be used as a substitute for hops.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The leaves have a faint smell of hops.
Other Names:
Garlic Sage, Heart's-ease, Hind Heal, Large-leaved Germander, Woodland Germander.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Cliffs, heathland, hedgerows, rocks, sand dunes, scrub, seaside, woodland.