Salvia pinnata, Cut-leavef sage,
Hebrew: מרווה מנוצה, Arabic: قصعين ريشي

Scientific name:  Salvia pinnata L.
Common name:  Cut-leavef sage
Hebrew name:   מרווה מנוצה
Arabic name:  قصعين ريشي
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

 Salvia pinnata, Cut-leavef sage, قصعين ريشي,מרווה מנוצה

Life form:   hemicryptophyte
Stems:  Trailing stalks, hairy
Leaves:  Opposite, rosette, compound, pinnate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  In whorls, large both corolla and calyx of a deep purple, blue color Purple
Fruits / Pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   Ephemeral

Flowers in Israel online, 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.
pinnata, "featherlike;" having leaflets arranged on each side of a common stalk.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.