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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Salvia runcinata
Alternative Names: Harde Salie (Afr)

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Salvia runcinata


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Erect perennial herb.
  • Leaves are oblong lanceolate to ovate, margins are very dissected and toothed.
  • Flowers can be white, lilac or purple - the corolla is usually mauve with purple streaks / or white.
  • Foliage is strongly aromatic.
  • Grows to 35cm and will flower most of the summer months.
  • Full sun.

Parts Used

  • Above ground parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Tea made with the aboveground parts is used as a disinfectant in the house
  • Wash for skin irritation.
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