Meadow clary characteristics

What is a meadow clary?

Characteristics of meadow clary (Salvia pratensis )

Common noun: Meadow clary, Meadow sage

Scientific noun: Salvia pratensis L.

Family: Mint family – Lamiaceae

Habitat: By the roads and grasslands.

Description of meadow clary

Perennial herb up to 1 m. tall.

Erect, hairy stems, glandular.

Leaves generally basal, toothed or lobed, wrinkled.

The upper leaves scarce and unstalked.

Blue-purple flowers in loose spikes, seldom white. Corolla 3 cm. with curved upper lip, glandular calyx and very long style.

Picking and storing meadow clary

Leaves can be collected from Spring to mid Summer. Flowers when they are in full bloom in Spring.

Both of them should be dried in a dark spot and be kept in a dry and airtight container.

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19 January, 2022

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