Salvia viridis, Salvia horminum, Annual Clary, Bluebeard,
Red-topped sage,
Hebrew: מרווה דגולה, מרווה ירוקה, Arabic: قصعين أخضر

Scientific name:  Salvia viridis L.
Synonym name:  Salvia horminum L.
Common name:  Annual Clary, Bluebeard, Red-topped sage
Hebrew name:  מרווה דגולה, מרווה ירוקה
Arabic: name:  قصعين أخضر
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

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Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  30-60 cm high
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Violet, white
Fruits / Pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Salvia viridis,Salvia horminum,Annual Clary, Bluebeard, Orminon, Painted Sage, Red-topped Sage, Hormino silvestre, מרווה דגולה, מרווה ירוקה, قصعين أخضر


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.
virides, green.
horminum, Greek name for sage.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Israel Flowers and native plants


Israel Flowers and native plants
Location: Pura Nature Reserve, שמורת פורה