One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow-flowered European plant of the mint family, growing in dry shady places.
Teucrium scorodonia, family Labiataeanother term for germander
- ‘The field layer is very poor except for mosses, wood sage, bramble, heath wood-rush, rosebay willowherb, enchanter's nightshade, tormentil, wood meadow-grass and common bent are all occasional.’
- ‘By the time the wood sage is in full bloom, summer has begun in earnest.’
- ‘Rabbits do not eat bracken or mature wood sage, so this, along with the plants’ competitive nature, explains their distribution all over the island.’
- ‘On this northern coast, the beach is a swath of sand, and a long path up through a hill of stones, bearberry and in summer, wood sage and lupine.’
- ‘Cow-wheat, wood sage and sweet vernal grass are typical in this region.’
- ‘As Dave says, we must somehow establish the exact relationship with wood sage even prove there is one and elucidate the larval prey species.’
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