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Meadow clary
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: S. pratensis
Binomial name
Salvia pratensis

Salvia pratensis (Meadow Clary or Meadow Sage; syn Salvia virgata) is a perennial sage in the family Lamiaceae, that grows in Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant and grows up to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, the leaves on the lower part of the stem up to 15 cm long, higher up the stem they are smaller. The flowers are dark blue-purple, rarely pink or white.

It is usually grows in unimproved soils, which is typical for grasslands, scrub edges, and woodland borders.

It is grown as an ornamental plant.

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