Brief Description: Ramified shrub, aromatic, with upright sprouts and height 30-60 cm. Simple leaves, stalked, lanceolate to oblong, dentate or serrulate, fuzzy. Flowers in 5-10 in sparse whorls. Two-lipped corolla, blue-violet, rosy or rarely white. The fruit is schizocarp consisting of four single-seeded carpels. Its flowering lasts from May until August. 
Bibliography: Αραμπατζής Θ. 2001. Θάμνοι και δέντρα στην Ελλάδα, ΙI. Οικολογική Κίνηση Δράμας, Δράμα. Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. 
Particular Features: Plant with pharmaceutical properties. The tisane of the tender parts acts as a spasmolytic, tonic, antipyretic and emmenagogue, while it is also beneficial for stomach, liver, kidney maladies etc. The sage tea is used in cooking and sausage-making. Furthe 
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