Salvia verticillata

 Salvia verticillata

Ssp amasiaca: Hart şalbası; Ssp verticillata: Dadırak
Perennial herb; stems erect or ascending, 15-70 cm, many, branched above or not, pilose to villous below with sessile glands. Leaves simple, oblong to ovate, 2.5-13 x 2-9 cm, or 1yrate with one or two pairs of unequal basal lobes, pilose to villous with many sessile glands, subentire to serrate, rounded to cordate; petiole 1.5-7 cm. Verticillasters 20-40-flowered, clearly distant. Bracts ovate-acuminate, c. 7 x 3 mm, ·deciduous. Pedicels 2-8 mm, some ± deflexed. Calyx tubular, 5-6 mm to c. 7 mm in fruit with a bisulcate upper lip, violet-blue, pilose to villous with sessile glands, teeth mucronate. Corolla violet-blue, lilac, rarely white, c. 12 mm; tube straight, c. 8 mm with a V-shaped annulus; upper lip straight, narrowed at base. Stamens C. Nutlets c. 2.2 x 1.3 mm.
1. Leaves broadly ovate, clearly cordate; stem, leaf and calyx indumentum of villous soft hairs; plant to c. 70 cm, much branched .......subsp. verticillata 
1. Leaves oblong, elliptic or oblong-ovate, rounded or subcordate; indumentum of short ± scabridulous hairs; plant 15-50 cm, little branched ......subsp. amasiaca 
By far the commoner subspecies in Anatolia. In it and the previous one gynodioiecism is not uncommon.
 
 
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