Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)






After a huge research I believe that the pictures above depict Salvia sclarea (Lamiaceae family) or clary sage (σάλβια ή φασκόμηλο) so if anyone has any suggestions they are welcome (as the subject is vague). It is a perennial or biennial plant with square stems covered in hair. The flowers are placed in verticils with 2-6 flowers in each one and are placed on colourful bracts. Their colour can range from lilac to pink or white.
It has many medical uses. It can be used as a eyewash, to cure insomnia and menstrual related problems. In aromatherapy it is used to relieve anxiety and fear.

9 comments:

Joop Zand said...

again a lovely plant with nice colors,
good pictures.

Giga said...

W rozwikłaniu problemu nie pomogę :-(. U nas też rośnie ta piękna roślina, nie twierdzę że taka jak na zdjęciu, bo nie wiem. Pozdrawiam. *** Στην δεν βοηθούν διαλευκάνουν το :-( πρόβλημα. Μεγαλώνουμε και αυτό το όμορφο φυτό, δεν λέω ότι, όπως στην εικόνα, γιατί δεν ξέρω. Yours.

Giorgos said...

Salvia sclarea indeed (Αη Γιάννης)

Greece's Flora said...

Thank you for your comments!!
Ευχαριστώ για την επιβεβαίωση Γιώργο!!

marijke said...

I like this plant and her beautiful colored flowers. Well captured.
gr. Marijke

Galeria Prawie Codzienna said...

I am greeting and I thank for nice comments on my blog.
On your blog I learn about many interesting matters:)
Iwona

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, love the colours.
Great shot!

tselos photos -Nature of Roumeli said...

Έχεις κάνει έναν μικρό αναγραμματισμό στο είδος .

Greece's Flora said...

Ο δαίμονας του τυπογραφείου και το copy-paste!!Ευχαριστώ!!