Wood Sage - Teucrium scorodonia


    Short to medium hairy plant. Stems erect, branched. Leaves oval to heart shaped, stalked. Flowers pale greenish yellow, stamens protruding with maroon anthers in leafless spikes.

    Identification difficulty

    Open woods, dunes, often in shaded dry places on non calcareous soils.

    When to see it

    Late June to September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent, but rather local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 64 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map