Whorled Clary - Salvia verticillata
Medium to tall, rather foetid plant with erect usually unbranched stems, often purplish, without glands. Leaves oval to lyre shaped, with a square or heart shaped base, the upper leaves usually unstalked. Flowers lilac blue to purplish 8 to 15 mm long, in dense whorls of 15 to 30 the upper lip more or less straight.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Dry grassland, bare and stony places.
May to August.
Uncommon and local, mainly confined to the southern half of Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
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