Phlomis fruticosa Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Jerusalem sage [En], Sauge de Jérusalem, Phlomis ligneux [Fr], Strauchiges Brandkraut [De], Salvione giallo [It], Ασφάκα, Γαϊδουρασφάκα [Gr], Yahudi adaçayı çiçeği, kudüs adaçayı çiçeği [Tu]
Lefkos, KARPATHOS ● Greece
Description: It is a small evergreen shrub, up to 1 m tall by 1.5 m wide. The sage-like, aromatic leaves are oval, 2-4 inches long, wrinkled, grey-green with white undersides, and covered with fine hairs.
Deep yellow, tubular flowers, 3 cm in length, grow in whorls of 20 in short spikes in summer.
Biology: Flowering from April to June.
Habitat: Dry cliffs and rocky places in limestone hills to 1000 m.
Distribution: Native to Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Turkey, and regions of the former Yugoslavia.
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