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Common name

English: Meadow Clary, Meadow Sage

German: Wiesensalbei


Kingdom: Plantae (2666)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2580)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2173)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Salvia (10)

            Epithet: pratensis L. (4)

Synonyms: Gallitrichum clusii Timb.-Lagr., Gallitrichum pratense (L.) Fourr., Plethiosphace leistneriana Opiz, Plethiosphace pratensis (L.) Opiz, Plethiosphace stenantha Opiz, Salvia agrestis L., Salvia arnassensis Gand., Salvia ceratophylla Ten., Salvia ceratophylloides Ard., Salvia clusii Timb.-Lagr., Salvia dubia K.Koch, Salvia exasperata Cav., Salvia lupinoides Vilm., Salvia macrantha Schur, Salvia rostrata F.W.Schmidt, Salvia rubicunda Wender. ex Benth., Salvia salvatorii Vilm., Salvia sublobata Schur, Salvia tenorei Spreng., Salvia tiberina Mauri, Salvia variegata Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd., Salvia vulgaris Briq., Sclarea pratensis (L.) Mill., Sclarea tuberosa Mill.

agrestis => wild on arable land

clusii => in honor of Charles de l’Écluse (Carolus Clusius) (1526–1609), Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist

dubia => doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement)

macrantha => large-flowered

pratense => growing in meadows

pratensis => growing in meadows

rostrata => beak-shaped, somewhat beaked

tuberosa => producing or resembling tubers

variegata => irregularly coloured, in stripes or patches

vulgaris => common, everyday


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple

External links

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