Salvia glutinosa, Sticky Sage, Jupiter's Sage, Yellow-flowered Sage

Salvia glutinosa, Sticky sage, Jupiter's Sage, Yellow-flowered Sage is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) native to Western Asia and Southwestern Europe, occurring in moist deciduous forests. These images are from the forests of Montenegro, mostly at Biogradska Gora National Park. The yellow, maroon-speckled flowers have calyces with stickly glands, hence the species name glutinosa. Flavonoid and phenolic compounds are responsible for its high antioxidant activity. It also has strong cholinesterase inhibition activty suggesting it could be an interesting research target against Alzheimer's disease.

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