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WOOD SAGE Teucrium scorodonia (Lamiaceae) Height to 40cm. Downy perennial of woodland rides, heaths and coastal cliffs, mainly on acid soils. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long, yellowish and with the upper lip (as seen in other Lamiaceae) absent; borne in leafless spikes (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval, heart-shaped at the base, and wrinkled. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.
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WOOD SAGE Teucrium scorodonia (Lamiaceae) Height to 40cm. Downy perennial of woodland rides, heaths and coastal cliffs, mainly on acid soils. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long, yellowish and with the upper lip (as seen in other Lamiaceae) absent; borne in leafless spikes (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval, heart-shaped at the base, and wrinkled. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 12 Aug 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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