Turkish Sage - Phlomis russeliana


Phlomis russeliana is a hairy plant growing to 90cm in height, with large, ovate, rough-textured leaves. Stout stems bear whorls of hooded, soft yellow flowers 3cm in length, the spent seed capsules often remaining visible to the new season.

Identification difficulty

Grown as a garden plant and sometimes escaping and persisting for a while in the wild.

When to see it

Flowering from mid-summer onwards.

Life History


UK Status

Few records of this plant in the wild in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map