Salvia austriaca (Photo: *)
Salvia austriaca Jacq.
Fl. Austr. 2: 8: T. 112. 1774
Salvia austriaca, or Austrian sage, is a native of high altitudes across Russia and eastern Europe. The plant has a basal rosette of leaves 1 m across, which give off a fetid odor when brushed. The individual leaves are approx. 30 cm long, with indented midrib and veins. The flower stalk grows 60 cm or more above the foliage, with pale yellow flowers in whorls of six or more that make an inflorescence 20-25 cm long.
1. ^ Clebsch, Betsy; Carol D. Barner (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 39. ISBN 9780881925609. http://books.google.com/books?id=NM0iwB8GrQYC&pg=PA39.
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