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Salvia sclarea     Fr: Sauge

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This is a tall, strong-smelling (some say unpleasant) biennial or perennial.

Flowers. May-Sept

Flower. The flowers are lilac, as shown in our photo, or very pale blue, about 30 mm long. The lilac or whitish bracts are oval or heart-shaped and longer than the calyces.

Leaves. The leaves are a broad heart shape or oval and toothed; the lower leaves on long stalks.

Habitat. Rocky and grassy areas, roadsides and scrub.

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