Salvia fruticosa

Syn. Salvia triloba

Greek sage                                                                                Φασκόμηλο, λισακιά


Lamiaceae - mint family                                                                                      Dicot.

 
 

With their aromatic, silver-green, velvety leaves, the attractive bushes of wild Greek sage, Salvia fruticosa, are a familiar sight along the roadsides and forest trails of Skopelos. In April they are adorned with spikes of pinkish-mauve flowers, which are attractive to bees but it is in autumn, after the rain stimulates new growth, that sprigs of sage are collected by locals to produce a tea; described in the wonderful book of Greek recipes "Skopelos taste gifts" (Σκοπέλου γεύσεος δώρα), as the Skopelitians favourite beverage.1

 
1.2-2.2cm, 15-35cm,
20-80cm, ,
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The Skopelitians favourite beverage

Greek sage,Φασκόμηλο, λισακιά



The "sacred plant of the Romans" and the favourite drink of the Skopelitians.  Add a sprig to a briki of hot water. Wait ten minutes - a wonderful aroma and very warming 1.

Because it  grows abundantly on the mountain, and is easily collected,  everyone is assured to have  this herb in their homes1.







  1. 1.Translated from Σκοπέλου γεύσεως δώρα - Skopelos taste gifts. Maria Delitsikou-Papachristou. EPIKEROTITA. Athens.

ISBN 978-960-205-529-8

 
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