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Phlomis herba-venti

Herbe au vent
Iranian Jerusalum Sage

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

15-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Whorled

Height

70 cm

Description

‘Phlomis’ in Greek means flame, referring perhaps to the use of the leaves as lamp wicks.

Flowers

Flowers are borne in dense whorls along a straight stem, deep pink or purple with the upper lip hooded. The lower lip is 3-lobed, the middle lobe being the largest. Calyx hairy and toothed.

Leaves

Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Cluster of long, pointed to egg-shaped leaves surrounding the stem at the same height, serrated, wrinkled above, downy beneath.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 1-4 small nuts, enclosed within the calyx.

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