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Brief Description: Aromatic shrub, with upright sprouts and height up to 1 metre. Simple or trilobate leaves, stalked, ellipsoid to ovate-oblong, dentate, fuzzy. Flowers 6-10 in whorls. Two-lipped corolla, violet, blue-violet, rosy or white. The fruit is schizocarp consisting of four single-seeded carpels. Its flowering lasts from March until July. 
Bibliography: Αραμπατζής Θ. 2001. Θάμνοι και δέντρα στην Ελλάδα, ΙI. Οικολογική Κίνηση Δράμας, Δράμα. Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. Hedge I. C. 1982. Salvia L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 7: 400-461. Edinburgh. 
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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