Wood Sage – Teucrium scorodonia

Wood Sage (Teucrium scorodonia) or also known as woodland germander, is a perennial herb belonging to  the Lamiaceae family. It is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens. Wood Sage have very little scent and therefore it has very little use when cooking. It is typically found on sand dunes and coastal cliffs, as well as dry woodland as it prefers acidic soil.  It is identifiable by its crinkly, sage green leaves and yellow looking flowers which appear in pairs along its long leafless spines.

Height: Up to 50cm
Flowering Time: July to September
Preferred Conditions: Prefers well drained, slightly acidic base soil and can often be found in heaths, woodland and hedgerows.

Wood Sage - Teucrium scorodonia