Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Meadow Clary

The Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) is a plant of the mint family (Labiatae Lamiaceae ie). It is a hairy, slightly aromatic plant that occurs on dry, chalky soil. The plant is widespread throughout Europe, especially France. In the Netherlands, the Meadow Clary rare in river basins. The height is approximately 1 m.

The flower is dark and up to 2.5 cm long. The upper lip is curved and is shaped like a helmet. The stamens and style from stabbing. The flowers are bisexual, but there are plants with only female flowers. Field sage blooms from May to July.

The lower leaves are up to 15 cm long. They form a rosette that is wrinkled and elongated. The stem leaves are smaller, the upper sessile.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veldsalie

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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