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

Woodland and heathland on acid 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. 

In the current Checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as locally frequent; largely confined to Charnwood Forest area

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

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