Salvia glutinosa   Jupiter's Distaff

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Also known as Sticky Sage because of the ubiquitous glandular hairs, this plant was in full flower even as late as September but tended to prefer shady zones where light levels made photography difficult. It was a very common plant in these parts.

Limestone woodland between Lezzeno and Bellagio, Nr Lake Como, Italy 17th Sept 2008

Added on 24th September 2008, updated 27th January 2012, updated 12th July 2014

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