Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Salvia sclarea

Sauge sclarée
Clary Sage

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Deltate,

Cordate

Height

to 1 m

Description

A tall Salvia with a strong smell.

Salvia sclarea has a long medicinal history. Today it is grown for its essential oil, used in the perfumery industry.

Flowers

Flowers are in a mix of lilac, pink and white, the upper lip is darker in colour and strongly curved. The lilac or whitish bracts are very visible and larger than the calyces.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped, Deltate triangular leaf with stem on one side. Heart-shaped to triangular, toothed, hairy. Lower leaves long-stalked.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nuts enclosed within the calyx.

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