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Narrow Leaved Sage, or Salvia lavandulifolia is a small perennial evergreen plant with woody stems. It is sometimes also referred to as Spanish Narrow Leaved Sage.
Native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world, Sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant.
Narrow Leaved Sage grows to approximately 60-70cm tall and wide, with lavender/violet flowers in late spring or summer. The leaves are oblong and grey-green in colour, with a textured surface on the upper side, and nearly white underneath due to the many short soft hairs.
Preferring light, well-drained soil and full sun, Sage will often flourish all year, and should have leaves to harvest for much of the year.
As a culinary herb, Sage has a slight peppery taste, and is used to flavour fatty meats in the form of stuffings and sauces, and also adds flavour to soft cheeses and pickles.