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Sage or not??

FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148


bought this as culinary sage a couple of years ago.

however it has no fragrance or aroma at all.

so. Of no use whatsoever for cooking. Any ideas, please, anyone 


  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148

    no photos uploaded. Should have read other postings about the photograph problem first. Sorry!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,462

    We'll have to cultivate some patience Flowerlady image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148

    Tee hee!

  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148


    The no flavour no scent "sage".

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,387

    Wood-sage, Teucrium scorodonia. Not a culinary herb

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    It's certainly a salvia (sage) but not the normal type sold for culinary use (Salvia officinalis.)  However, there are other varieties sold for culinary use and one is a miniature:

    Do the leaves have no smell at all when crushed?  I wouldn't expect them to smell without crushing.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148

    Nope - no smell at all - not even when crushed. I even tried drying it to see if it would smell "sagey". But I guess it's another plant for the compost bin.

    thanks all.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,387

    it won't smell like sage whatever you do because the name Wood sage doesn't mean it's sage as in Salvia officinalis. Right family, different genus. This is a wild flower of the UK

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