Wild Sage
Several Large
Scurfy Germander
Wild Sage (Salvia verbenaca var vernalis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Mints (Lamiales)
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wild Sage (Salvia verbenaca var vernalis)
This Photo:     Removal
Other names: Clary Sage, Salvia, Verbena Sage, Vervain Sage, Vervain Salvia or Wild clary

Thank you Mark (Vandalsen) for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Once the pods have dried, the seeds want to disperse.
Trying to remove a plant in this state will eject the seed on the ground.
However, placing a large bag under the plant and gently tip it in before removal will capture all the seeds in the bag.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
#2 Enemy: Called "Sage" due to its strong smell.
Will decimate an area over time if allowed. Likes depressions. Currently invasive throughout Ellura.
A staged approach will be used to eradicate:
1 Spray with Glyphosate on tracks (car, wombat & roo) to stop spread
2 Spray open & infested areas to stop volume seed generation
3 Manual removal from under natives (primarily saltbush)
4 Monitor infested areas for 10 years to finalise.

Copyright © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Jun-2011
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)