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Salvia lanigera, Wrinkle-leaved sage, Wooly Sage,
Hebrew: מרווה צמירה, Arabic: لسينه

Scientific name:  Salvia lanigera Poir.
Common name:  Wrinkle-leaved sage, Wooly Sage
Hebrew name:  מרווה צמירה
Arabic: name:  لسينه
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

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Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Stems:  Up to 30 cm, covered with short erect hairs
Leaves:  Opposite, dissected, pinnate
Flowers:  Violet flowers in whorls of 6-8
Fruits / Pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Med - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Salvia lanigera, Wrinkle-leaved sage, Wooly Sage, מרווה צמירה


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.
lanigera, woolly.
  • The standard author abbreviation Poir. is used to indicate Jean Louis Marie Poiret (1755 – 1834), a French clergyman, botanist and explorer.

Salvia lanigera, Wrinkle-leaved sage, Wooly Sage, מרווה צמירה