Salvia fruticosa, Salvia triloba,
Greek oregano, Greek sage, Three-lobe sage,
Hebrew: מרווה משולשת, Arabic: اذانه, قصين , ميرمية

Scientific name:  Salvia fruticosa Mill.
Synonym name:  Salvia triloba L.f.
Common name:  Greek oregano, Greek sage, Three-lobe sage
Hebrew name:  מרווה משולשת
Arabic name:  اذانه, قصين , ميرمية
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Salvia fruticosa, Salvia triloba, Greek oregano, Greek sage, Three-lobe sage, מרווה משולשת, اذانه, قصين , ميرمية

Life form:  Chamaephyte
Stems:  60 cm high; flower stalks 30 cm above the foliage; covered with hairs
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dissected once, smooth
Flowers:  Lilach, hermaphrodite, spikes of flowers long, and the worls are generally naked
Fruits / pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Flowers in Israel, Native plants, Palestine


Derivation of the botanical name:
Salvia, Latin salvere, to save, referring to the long-believed healing properties of salvia. Pliny the Elder was the first known to use the Latin name salvia.
fruticosa, Latin frutex, "a shrub", therefore, shrubby, bushy.
triloba, tri, tres, three; lobus, λοβοϛ Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod; 3 lobes.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), a botanist of Scottish descent.
  • The standard author abbreviation L.f. is used to indicate Carolus Linnaeus the Younger (1741 – 1783), a Swedish naturalist.

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