West Highland Flora

Wood Sage


Teucrium scorodonia

 

Teucrium scorodonia

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on dry moorland, rock ledges and heathery banks

Flower c 12-15 mm long

ID: Pale yellow-green flowers unmistakable.

Other features: Leaves mint-like with very deeply etched veins giving wrinkled appearance.  Flowers in one-sided spikes.  Calyx has upper tooth much broader than the other four.  Flower has no upper lip, the lower lip has 4 side-lobes (2 each side) and a large central lobe.

 

Teucrium scorodonia

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Nov 2004 Glenvarragill, Skye
RH flower c 3.5 mm wide

  Teucrium scorodonia

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Feb 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

Almost evergreen in shelter of boulders


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