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Jerusalem Sage

The Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosea) is a flowering, evergreen shrubby plant in the Lamiaceae family.

It is native to Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Turkey.

It grows to 100 centimetres (39 inches) tall and 150 centimetres (59 inches) wide.

It has oval-shaped grey-green leaves, about 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long. They are wrinkly, hairy, and white on the underside.

The tubular flowers are yellow, about 3 centimetres (one inch) long, in whorls of 20 in short spikes.

The Jerusalem Sage blooms in summer. 

Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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