Purple Jerusalem Sage (click to enlarge)

Purple Jerusalem Sage (click to enlarge)

Local name Purple Jerusalem Sage
Botanical name Phlomis bracteosa  
Family Lamiaceae (mint family)
Description and uses Purple Jerusalem Sage is an erect hairy perennial, which grows up to 80 cm tall. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and have stalks. Each leaf pair occurs at right angles to the next. Pink-purple flowers appear in few large whorls in an interrupted spike. All parts are covered with hairs. Bracts are linear-lancelike.