Belongs to: mint family

Wood sage Teucrium scorodonia

Best time to see: Jul to Sep

Key facts

Downy-leaved perennial forming large clumps, with spikes of greenish-yellow flowers

Common in woodland glades and on woodland edges, and also in heathy areas

its leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and wrinkled like sage, but it has no value as a herb

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