Flowers. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Turallo Nature Reserve near Bungendore, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Wild Sage; Vervain





Introduced perennial forb to 70cm tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed. Leaves basal and opposite each other, bases sometimes lobed, flat, hairy, gland-dotted, dissected or toothed.  Lower leaves 2.5-20cm long, 15-100mm wide, stem leaves smaller.  Flowers more or less fragrant.  Flowers purple, blue or mauve, pink, sometimes white, tubular, 2-lipped, with 5 lobes, in 6-10 flowered whorls subtended by paired 'leaves'.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 576

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