Salvia viridis

Salvia viridis

''Salvia viridis'' is an annual plant native to an area extending from the Mediterranean to the Crimea and into Iran.
Spring in the Jordan Valley is short and colorful! Salvia viridis, Ranunculus asiaticus, Senecio vernalis and some others...  Israel,Jordan Valley,Ranunculus asiaticus,Salvia viridis,Senecio vernalis,spring

Appearance

''Salvia viridis'' quickly grows to 1 to 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide, with a flowering period of over a month.

Colorful bracts almost hide the tiny two-lipped flowers, which are cream-colored, with the upper lip tinged with purple or rose, reflecting the bract color.
Salvia viridis Salvia viridis is one of the very few annual sages in the world. It grows in the arid Mediterreanean region. N Negev, Dudaim Forest Geotagged,Israel,Salvia viridis,Winter

Uses

The seeds and leaves of ''Salvia viridis'' have been added to fermenting vats to "greatly increase the inebriating quality of the liquor."

An infusion of the leaves was used for sore gums, and powdered leaves for snuff. It was also reported to be a good honey-producing plant.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderLamiales
FamilyLamiaceae
GenusSalvia
SpeciesS. viridis
Photographed in
Israel