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Salvia viridis - L.

Common Name Clary, Annual clary
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places and other dry habitats, always on limestone[45, 89].
Range S. Europe.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Salvia viridis Clary, Annual clary


Salvia viridis Clary, Annual clary
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Salvia viridis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

S. horminum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Leaves - raw or cooked[183]. They are very aromatic and are added to salads, soups and cooked greens[177, 183]. They are also used as a flavouring[2, 105, 177]. Seed - cooked or used as a flavouring[183]. The leaves and the seeds, when added to fermenting liquors, greatly increase the potency of the brew[4]. An essential oil is obtained from the plant and is used for flavouring certain beers and wines[183, 238].

Medicinal Uses



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Antiseptic;  Aromatic.

The leaves and flowering stems are aromatic and antiseptic[238]. They make a good gargle for treating sore gums[4].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a very well-drained light sandy soil in a sunny position[108, 200]. Prefers a rich soil[1]. Plants can be killed by excessive winter wet[200]. The plant is strongly aromatic[200]. The flowers can be air-dried and used as everlasting flowers[200]. A good bee plant[46]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in a greenhouse[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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