Horehound
Seedling
Ellura
Wild Sage
Whole, profile
 
    
Wild Sage (Salvia verbenaca var verbenaca)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Lamiales
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Species: Wild Sage (Salvia verbenaca var verbenaca)
This Photo:     Whole, above (~80mm wide)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We found one of these on Ellura and took forever to work it out. In SA, it is considered a synonym of Salvia verbanaca.
However it's different. It's leaves are not as lobed and fatter. It doesn't smell when crushed. It has red tints throughout the stems & leaves. Unfortunately the flower stem was eaten before we could get a photo of the flowers; only managing to photo buds.
It is certainly a strong relationship, and a sub-species makes sense to us. But being a synonym doesn't.
In the past they have been called "Type A" & "Type B". Now they have names.
This sub-species is recognised on the national ANBG web site.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Jun-2014
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)