Turkish Sage - Phlomis russeliana

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    Perennial.

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map