Clary or sage?
This flower has been growing on the grassy path between the orchard and the olive grove just where the mowing tractor turns. I was afraid it might have got eradicated, but a specimen turned up today, in full bloom.
I’d always thought it was Clary Sage, but when I checked the name on the internet, up came a plant which looks quite different (a valuable herb, in fact, that cures just about anything from menstrual pains to insomnia).
If it’s not Clary Sage, what is it?
I looked it up in a prestigious flower book which gives Latin names, and thought it looked like Salvia Pratensis.
Cross-checking the common name for this, I found it as Meadow Clary on one website, and Meadow Sage on another. But nowhere Meadow Clary Sage!
All I can say is – what’s in a name?