Salvia hierosolymitana, Jerusalem Sage, Red Sage,
Hebrew: מרוות ירושלים, Arabic: اذانه

Scientific name:  Salvia hierosolymitana Boiss.
Common name:   Jerusalem Sage, Red Sage
Hebrew name:   מרוות ירושלים
Arabic name:  اذانه
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

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Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  Up to 60 cm; flower stalks 30 cm above the foliage, square stem of the 30 cm long inflorescences are edged in red
Leaves:  Opposite, rosette, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Pink
Fruits / Pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands,
Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Salvia hierosolymitana, Jerusalem Sage, Red Sage, מרוות ירושלים


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.
hierosolymitana, hierosolyma, Jerusalem.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

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