Salvia officinalis, Sage, Garden Sage

Salvia officinalis. Sage, Garden Sage is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae or Labiatae. The genus Salvia is one of the largest genera of mint family members with over 750 species. Salvia officinalis is the most commonly known, used as a culinary herb, for it's essential oil, and as a medicinal herb with drying qualities, used traditionally to reduce sweating and slow lactation, among other uses. Most of the world's supply is wildcrafted along the Adriatic Coast in the Balkans. Many photos seen here, designated by the letter m before the image number were shot wild in Montenegro.

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