salvia lyrata

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lyre-leaf sage

lyre-leaf sage

Up to 2ft high, square, slightly hairy stem. whorls of blue/violet tubular flowers (attach at same spot on stem), at various heights on stem. Leaves have red/purple color along main veins. Entire plant edible. Used for gas, laxative, colds, calming. Mild tasting minty flavor.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz