Teucrium Scorodonia, Wood Sage



Common name:
Wood sage
Scientific name:
Teucrium scorodonia
Main flower color:
Range:
Most of the UK; less common in east-central England and parts of Scotland
Height:
Up to 60 cm
Habitat:
Woodland, heaths, coastal cliffs
Flowers:
The corolla is greenish-white, with a three-lobed lower lip, the middle lobe extended to form a pouch. There is no upper lip. Stamens have reddish filaments and orange anthers, and protrude from the corolla. The pale green calyx has four small teeth and a broader, longer upper tooth. Flowers form as an elongated, leafless cluster, loosely branched
Leaves:
Hairless, stalked, opposite, up to 7 cm long, ovate, heart-shaped at the base, with a wrinkled surface and coarse teeth along the margins
Season:
June to September
Rarity:
★★★★★